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Saddles & Silks: A Jockey's Story (2005)

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  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Bfs Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 123 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009WFFT0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #376,533 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The Fortitude for Failure, The Passion for Victory - Crouched for action atop powerful Thoroughbreds, jockeys race their mounts around the track to the roar of cheering spectators. In a sport where only one winning horse and rider will cross the finish line, there is enormous drama and jubilation in that achievement. Remarkably, most jockeys will never experience it. For every Willie Shoemaker, there are hundreds of unknown jockeys who risk life and limb, swallow their losses and compete for mounts every day. From the demanding labors of love behind the track to the glory of the Winner's Circle, this is a rare window into the world of the dedicated - and dangerous - life of the Thoroughbred race jockey. approx. 70 mins. DVD Features: Photo Gallery / Horse Photography / Jockey Profiles / Bonus Disc THE THOROUGHBRED - A MAGIC WAY OF GOING Hosted by David Suzuki, this award-winning program from the highly respected The Nature of Things series explores the evolution of the Thoroughbred. While mankind has enhanced the awesome power and natural beauty of this noble creature through centuries of scrutiny and selective breeding, the experts still can add no certainty to judging a Thoroughbred's potential. approx. 53 mins.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The real story about jockeys August 29, 2011
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As a person who has worked at the track and owned, trained, and raced Thoroughbreds, I can say that this video is the real deal. Great movie, very enlightening for the non-professional. The added bonus dvd is something every Thoroughbred trainer should view again and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent documentary November 23, 2010
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The movie gives an excellent insider look at the jockey profession and surrounding information about racing horses. Nicely balanced to provide a glimps at many different aspects of the life of a jockey - many questions people would have are answered in a story telling presentation that kept us interested the entire time. Several knowledgeable people are interviewed to illustrate different views of people in the horse racing industry. The title is a little misleading: it is not the story of one jockey but a movie about many jockeys who all get to speak. The audience gets information about the stories of several jockeys. I like it better that way actually. Entertaining and informative. Very nicely done. If you are curious about a jockey's life, what they go through and why they do it, this is a good movie for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DVD Review December 11, 2010
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Haven't opened it as yet (Christmas gift within the family), but I'm thrilled with the fast service. The package is all in tact and nothing appeared damaged in any way. Thank you so much. 5 stars for this one!
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