Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte

Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte

Jockey Légendaire

DVD - 2013 | Multiple languages
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This feature-length documentary tells the story of jockey Ron Turcotte, who, along with his legendary horse Secretariat, won the prestigious American Triple Crown in 1973. Follow along as we witness Turcotte's rise to fame, the fall in 1978 that left him a paraplegic and his emotional journey back to the people and places that marked his life. This is a road movie that delves deep into the thrilling and dangerous world of horseracing, featuring never-before-seen footage of Secretariat and appearances by Triple Crown winners Steve Cauthen and Jean Cruguet.
Publisher: [Montreal] : National Film Board of Canada, c2013
Branch Call Number: DVD 798.4009 SEC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 75 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Ron Turcotte
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Sep 08, 2015

Interesting to learn a bit about the life of a jockey. Imagine being 130 pounds and having to get under 100 pounds in order to ride! Extremely dangerous occupation. Well done.

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