THOROUGHBRED (Animal Planet - Episode #7 - FAST BREAKS)
In this episode, a new group of two-year-old horses enter the training barn. On the first day of training, Bill and Kevin run them on an indoor track to ease them into the process. Soon they move outside to run on the training track and, not long after that, they are entering the gate for the first time in their lives. One beautiful chestnut colt, CHARLIE IRISH, has a great pedigree, but is having a hard time coping with all the new changes in his life. He is nervous as he enters the gate for the first time; when the doors close, he becomes very skittish, and finally rears up, throwing rider and smashing his head on the top of the gate. It's a tense moment as the Bonifaces get him out of the gate and back to safety. On a second try, CHARLIE faces his fear with a strong start from the gate. He's ready to race.
Later, youngest John and the kids have arrived at the yearling show. The other brothers and their wives show up to help as they show off twelve of Bonita Farm's most impressive yearlings.
Meanwhile, the filly CHRISTMAS SHOES is battling back after a major setback. After a routine operation she can't seem to run as fast as she once could. A vet comes to the farm to check on her condition and his pessimistic prognosis forces the Bonifaces to confront the possibility that one of their most promising horses, one who they've spent countless hours nurturing, training and loving, may never race again.
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|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|