RACETRACK (A Film About BELMONT PARK, 1981)
Beginning with the birth of a Thoroughbred and running through to the conclusion of the 1981 Belmont Stakes in which SUMMING upset heavily-favored PLEASANT COLONY, RACETRACK makes all other movies about horse races, including the few cute ones look like a ride on a cute little merry-go-round.
The film is not about winning or losing; the show is about an institution, an industry, and its rituals. In RACETRACK, the industry revealed is a peculiar one, pervaded by both a romantic respect for the magnificent animals at its center and an almost corporate atmosphere.
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|