PAT DAY: RACE RIDER
Pat Day is one of the greatest race riders in America and has demonstrated his riding ability at major thoroughbred race tracks throughout the United States. Pat's riding style and uncanny ability, "to come from behind" or "to relax a front runner" astounds race fans. In 1987, Pat rode in 1,426 races and finished first in 391 of them...an amazing 27% of the time. Pat was, "in the money" (finishing first, second or third) in 62% of this races for that year. Truly spectacular considering the excellent competition that exists at the tracks. In 1987, 1986, 1984 and 1983, Pat has earned National Riding Championships for total wins. Pat was awarded the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Rider for 1987 which is presented by voting representatives of the Daily Racing Form, the Thoroughbred Racing Association and the National Turf Writers Association. Pat previously earned this top award in 1984 and 1986. In a nationwide vote by fellow members of the Jockey's Guild, Pat was the 1985 recipient of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. This prestigious award honors race riders whose lives, both on and off the track earn esteem for the sport and themselves.
Getting the best out of every horse, stakes horse or claimer, is what Pat achieves. Pat describes the techniques of race riding required to be a consistent winner. You will follow Pat from the paddock to the winner's circle and you will recognize the characteristics of a gracious loser and a humble winner. This documentary includes some of the most famous horses that he's ridden. A very informative feature that also includes some funny out-takes that took place during the making of this documentary.
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|