THOROUGHBRED GREATS - Home Movie Films of RETIRED LEGENDARY HORSES (SECRETARIAT, SEATTLE SLEW, etc.) - RARE!!
Numerous home movie film reels were put together so you will see one reel after another in succession in this dvd or vhs tape (your choice) - most people did this (splicing) to consolidate all their mini films into one large reel of film. The picture quality is exceptionally good throughout considering its age but there are a few areas that appear a little grainy at times but always viewable.
This compilation is mostly of family vacations; about half is dedicated to Thoroughbred Greats and the other half is of family movies of which a lot is horse related. Besides going to the Kentucky Derby a few times, it has stops at several Kentucky horse farms in addition to a few in Maryland and Florida. It seems that this family took vacations that always revolved around horse racing - going to high profile races and also visiting tons of farms in the process to visit horses that they probably watched when they were racing and then followed as they retired at their respective new homes in their stallion careers.
There are 12 pages of notes that came with the film reels (which would be included with your order) that lay out exactly what should be included on this compilation but not everything that is listed in the notes is actually shown on the dvd or tape when it was converted. For instance it lists 7 races but there are not 7 races as specified. The races they do show just include walk by's, the start, the finish. One of the races is the 1981 Ohio Derby held at Thistledown Race Track won by PASS THE TAB. The rest are from the Kentucky Derby from the late 1970's to the mid 1980's.
Some of the horse greats listed are:
LASATER FARM in Florida (1979/1980): LORD REBEAU
TARTAN FARM in Florida (1979/1980): IN REALITY
MOCKINGBIRD FARM in Florida (1979/1980): CRIMSON LEAD, REXSON, HASTY FLYER
DORCHESTER FARM in Florida (1979/1980): CARRY BACK, CEDAR KEYS
HIGH POINT FARM (1980): OUR NATIVE, BANQUET TABLE, OUR JACKIE
WARD FARM (1980): FOREGO
GAINESWAY FARM (1980): CRIMSON SATAN, BLUSHING GROOM, MASTER DERBY, ICECAPADE, DUST COMMANDER, FARAWAY SON, TRANSWORLD, CANNONADE, RUN DUSTY RUN
THE STALLION STATION (1980): CANADIAN BOUND, BOLD COMMANDER, TOM SWIFT, IRISH CASTLE
MOUNT BRILLIANT FARM (1980): DOMINO's grave
SPENDTHRIFT FARM (1980): AFFIRMED
CLAIBORNE FARM (1981): SPECTACULAR BID, SECRETARIAT, RIVA RIDGE, NIJINSKY II, COASTAL
HURSTLAND FARM (1981): FULL POCKET, KING PELLINORE, CAUCASUS
DARBY DAN FARM (1982): HIS MAJESTY, ROBERTO, GRAUSTARK, LITTLE CURRENT, TRUE KNIGHT
BUCKLAND FARM (1982): PLEASANT COLONY
CLAIBORNE FARM (1982): RIVA RIDGE, SPECTACULAR BID, DANZIG, CONQUISTADOR CIELO, KEY TO CONTENT
STONE FARM (1982): TAP SHOES, BOLD FORBES
SPENDTHRIFT FARM (1982): AFFIRMED, SEATTLE SLEW, DEWAN KEYS, LORD AVIE
GAINESWAY FARM (1982): EXCELLER, IRISH RIVER, CZARAVICH
CLAIBORNE FARM (1982): RIVA RIDGE, SECRETARIAT, SPECTACULAR BID, SIR IVOR, NIJINSKY II, MR. PROSPECTOR
WINDFIELD FARM in Maryland (1982): THE MINSTREL, DOUBLE EDGE SWORD, MEDAILLE D' OR, SNOW KNIGHT, AKUREYRI
WOODSTOCK FARM in Maryland (1982): KELSO
WIMBLEDON FARM (1984): RELAUNCH, SENSITIVE PRINCE
SCOTT FARM (1985): BATTLE COLORS
WARD FARM (1985): FOREGO
THREE CHIMNEYS FARM (1985): SLEW O'GOLD
LANE'S END FARM (1985): FIT TO FIGHT, HERO'S HONOR, DIXIELAND BAND
JONABELLE FARM (1986): BOUNDING BASQUE
BEACONSFIELD FARM (1986): STAR CHOICE
MARE HAVEN FARM (1986): TANK'S PROSPECT
LANE'S END FARM (1986): SPEND A BUCK
THREE CHIMNEYS FARM (1986): SEATTLE SLEW, CHIEF'S CROWN
CLAIBORNE FARM (1986): MR. PROSPECTOR, NIJINSKY II, SECRETARIAT, CONQUISTADOR CIELO, DANZIG
A lot of the scenes are just the horse relaxing, rolling around in the dirt, being led in and out of the barn, being fed, etc. Maybe someone out there can put a name to some of the greats. You can't make out the names on their harness (but you can see there is a name tag) or the horse barns so it will take someone that is more knowledgeable (or has better eyesight). I can't vouch that all the horses listed are in the video since I don't know how to prove which one is which, but pictures #2 & #4 are SECRETARIAT; he's also in at least three more segments and picture #3 is SEATTLE SLEW getting a bath.
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