THOROUGHBRED (Animal Planet - Episode #2 - THE AUCTION)
In this episode, it is late fall at Bonita Farm - a critical time of year for the Boniface family. With an injury to their star horse, the filly named CHRISTMAS SHOES, head trainer Bill and his son Kevin must do everything in their power to get her back to the winner's circle. Their hopes for her comeback hang on a rapidly approaching race at Penn National, but will she be ready to meet the challenge?
Meanwhile, youngest son John has only seven weeks to take 24 untrained young thoroughbreds and begin their transformation into racehorses. This is the first time these horses will feel the touch of a bit or the weight of a rider, and John will have to call on his years of experience to gently tame the most skittish of horses. If he succeeds, his young charges will parade around the track at the Boniface's annual Yearling Show for potential investors. The show goes well, but the real test comes when the yearlings are auctioned off for half-interest - a way to raise the money the Bonifaces need to keep their horses on the farm.
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|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|