THUNDER AND REINS: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A KENTUCKY DERBY WINNING JOCKEY?
Share the emotions of fear and exhilaration as expressed by jockeys' wives Rita Santos and Sheila Day as they balance the constant dangers with the incredible feeling of victory that affect the families of jockeys in Thoroughbred horse racing.
Enjoy the unique perspectives of racing journalists Billy Reed and Joe Drape as they discuss some of the toughest, intelligent, and most competitive athletes on the planet - Derby winning jockeys.
Discover the secrets of Derby winning teams as renowned trainers Mack Miller, Carl Nafzger and John Ward reveal what it takes to win the fastest two minutes in sports at Churchill Downs.
It was revealed upon production of this documentary just how dependent the horse, jockey and trainer are on each other. In winning any horse race, and especially the Kentucky Derby, all three parts of the team have to believe in one another or it just doesn't work; it was discovered plenty of conflict in this dynamic, which added to the strength of the film. From zero to 35 m.p.h. in a matter of seconds! Experience the strength, stamina and courage it takes as each jockey guides you through winning the Kentucky Derby aboard a Thoroughbred racehorse full of heart.
Seven world-class jockeys relive the most thrilling ride of their lives, describing how they use their entire bodies and the power of the reins to become champions in their finest hour. Featuring Kentucky Derby winning jockeys GARY STEVENS, CRAIG PERET, PAT DAY, JERRY BAILEY, KENT DESORMEAUX, JOSE SANTOS and MIKE SMITH. Witness for yourself the strength, stamina and, above all else, courage required of these fearless warriors who wage battle on the, "First Saturday in May", in the Kentucky Derby...part artist, part magician...all athlete!
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|