THOROUGHBRED (Animal Planet - Episode #4 - THE TINIEST FOAL)
In this episode, having battled through the winter months, head trainer Bill Boniface and his son Kevin have their Triple Crown hopeful, FORGING, ready to compete in the first race of his life. But at the race, he delivers a shaky performance. Undaunted, Bill reminds his son that even Secretariat lost his first race. FORGING will have a chance to redeem himself - another race is coming up soon.
Meanwhile, as midnight approaches in the mare barn, on one of the winter's most frigid nights, the extremely overdue PROUD GREIDA finally gives birth. After receiving a phone call from the night watchman, Billy rushes to the barn to find a foal that is half of normal size and barely alive. To save the baby horse from near certain death, Billy nurses it through the night, hand feeding it with a baby bottle. By morning, Billy has kept the foal alive. Born on St. Patrick's Day, he names the foal PATRICK. Thanks to his loving care, soon PATRICK is strong enough to be put out in the pasture with his mother like all the other colts.
Next, over in the training barn, everyone is in high spirits - the Bonifaces have hit a winning streak, with five wins in a row. But FORGING can't keep the streak going. In his next race, he performs poorly again. To make matters worse, he is injured, and Bill and Kevin must decide if Bonita Farm's bid for the Triple Crown is over for this year.
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|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|