The Bottom Line
- Very accurate portrayal of the racing business
- Breathtaking cinematography accompanied by an excellent classical music score
- Writers make sure the Breeders' Cup is explained concisely to potential new fans
- Excellent movie that old and young alike can enjoy
- Ticket stub from any Loews Cineplex gets you into the 2005 Breeders' Cup for free!
- Pulled out every cliche in the book, very predictable story
- Breakdown scene early in the movie may be frightening to some
- A formulaic story filled with cliches, but still enjoyable for all audiences.
- Dakota Fanning performed beautifully in her role
- Unlike in Seabiscuit, the characters actually place bets on their horse!
- Writers made a point of explaining the Breeders' Cup to those unfamiliar with racing's Championships
- It was entertaining to hear Dakota Fanning explain the Breeders' Cup field selection process!
- Fans who dream of a Breeders' Cup at Keeneland with Trevor Denman as announcer get their wish here
- Parents are advised that there is one scary scene, the very graphic breakdown early in the film
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The story may be predictable, as you'd expect in a family movie about a girl and her horse, but Gatins successfully tugs at the heart strings while at the same time presenting an accurate portrayal of racing life. Cinematographer Fred Murphy provided some breathtaking scenery of Kentucky horse country, while composer John Debney produced the melodic score to accompany it.