THOROUGHBRED (Animal Planet - Episode #3 - TRIPLE CROWN HOPEFUL)
In this episode at Bonita Farm, the harsh winter is making it even tougher than usual to care for more than 150 thoroughbreds. Head trainer Bill Boniface and his middle son Kevin are intent on getting their Triple Crown hopeful, FORGING, in top condition before his first race. But the training track at the farm is frozen solid, so they must take the horse to a nearby racetrack where constant use is keeping the surface soft. Overcoming the weather is only the first obstacle - getting this big, stunning colt to stop acting like a teenage boy and start focusing, is the next. After the training session, they're pleased with FORGING's performance - he is ready to run in the first race of his life.
Meanwhile, in the mare barn, a snowstorm hasn't stopped oldest son Billy from his duties of caring for about 40 pregnant mares. One, named PROUD GREIDA, has an unusual problem that is baffling everybody - she's overdue by nearly a month. Even when a vet arrives to do an ultrasound, he can't diagnose what is happening. Time, however, is of the essence, as the other mares will begin delivering what could be a new generation of champions.
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|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|