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.
Ages 14 to 18
Media Education - Popular Culture
Physical Education - Safety/Fair Play/Leadership
Social Studies - Social History
In many ways, jockeys play second fiddle to the horses they ride. What are the unspoken emotions in the clip running from 50:30 to 52:00? It is crucial that organizations such as the PDJF exist (32:20) so that injured jockeys can live a more comfortable life. How does Ron Turcotte set an example for others to stay positive, even in the face of great challenges?