The First Saturday in May
USA, 2007, 96 Minute Running Time
ENDS Thursday, May 8!
This riveting documentary chronicles the journey of six diverse, hard-working trainers as they jockey for a position along the 2006 Kentucky Derby trail. Known as "the greatest two minutes in sports," the Kentucky Derby is racing's Holy Grail and every horseman's ultimate goal. From Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, directors Brad and John Hennegan traveled more than 150,000 miles during a 16-month period to document every major horse race on the road to the 2006 Kentucky Derby. In addition to providing an intimate inside look at the amazing people who dedicate their lives to the sport of horse racing, the film features never-before-seen footage of a young Barbaro—the thoroughbred who captured the fascination of the world, first as he made history on the racetrack with a 6½-length romp in Kentucky Derby 132, and then as he bravely battled complications from a catastrophic leg injury and laminitis.
DIRECTOR: Brad Hennegan, John Hennegan
US Distributor: Truly Indie
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