On The Muscle: Portrait Of A Thoroughbred Racing Stable
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Though the focus is on the 2002 racing season and Breeders' Cup of trainer Richard Mandella, the 3-hour documentary reaches the finish-wire at the 2003 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park, where he won a remarkable four races.
The DVD is split into a trio of one-hour segments, with the focus on three runners - Redattore, The Tin Man, Pleasantly Perfect - with other equine athletes - Kudos, Cagney, Ile de France, Brisquette, Listen Indy - being highlighted through their morning workouts and afternoon races.
Unless you are on the backside every day, or an assistant to a top trainer, there will never be an opportunity to truly get this close to the long hours and oftentimes frustrating work that goes into the shaping of a champion.
Fans see the end result on the track; now they can view the rough road that leads from the barn to the starting gate.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Richard Mandella is an excellent trainer, and this documentary was well worth watching.Published 13 months ago by Michele Brewster
Loved this DVD. It was wonderful that I "knew" the horses followed, but even if you don't, it is a great look behind the scenes at a top trainer's barn. Worth the money!Published 21 months ago by J. Coughlin
I liked it very much. For any horse racing enthusiast, I recommend it highly. The career of The Tin Man is touched on, but this documentary was filmed before his amazing come back... Read morePublished on July 31, 2013 by Judy Lowry
Great behind the scenes look at the raising and training of thoroughbred race horses ---- very well done indeed! Highly recommend!Published on April 17, 2013 by Harry's dad