PG-13 | | Drama, History, Sport
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
While the movie describes War Admiral as being a huge horse close to eighteen hands tall, the real-life War Admiral was well known for being one of the smallest sons of Man o' War. War Admiral was actually the same size as Seabiscuit, which was approximately fifteen hands tall.
Why don't you come inside?
Annie Howard: I want to clean this up, first.
Charles Howard: Let Sam clean it up.
Annie Howard: I don't want *Sam* to clean this, *I* want to!
Charles Howard: Honey...
The scenes at Pimlico and Santa Anita Racecourses show ovals equipped with the modern Fontana Safety rail, which is very wide at the top. These rails were not adopted in the US until the late 1980s. In the 1930s, the rails were narrow.
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