AMERICAN HORSE & HORSEMAN Vol. III w/ Lengthy GREYHOUND Segment
Dale Robertson, host of 1973's American Horse & Horseman series, narrates this biographical mini-documentary, "GREYHOUND: The Grey Ghost", as we follow GREYHOUND from his modest beginnings as a gangly, somewhat plain youngster into ripe old age, the history books and the adoration of the American public.
Learn how a homely, $900 Standardbred gelding became one of the winningest horses of all time, holding 25 records for decades and making history with a record of 71 wins out of 82 starts. The combination of courage, heart, and a 21' stride all helped! Historical footage and an interesting story by Dale provides an educational and enjoyable look at the "Great Grey Ghost" - GREYHOUND.
Rare footage shows the great GREYHOUND well into retirement in his early 30's in vivid color film (beautifully preserved) from the early 1960's, probably the last footage available of him still alive and remarkably fit and active in his paddock for a horse of his staggering age - he lived to be 33-years-old and died in 1965 so this footage is probably around 1963/1964.
In addition to the segment on GREYHOUND, also included is a piece on the pony express and also the Levi "Ride-and-Tie" Race as cowboys and tenderfoots compete across 30 miles of rugged country.
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