A woman tries to be successful in the male-dominated horse racing business. Intrigue, greed, power games and love trying to put stones in her way.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maude Sage Breen
Lowell Shipleigh
Verna Howland
John Paul Jones
Dancy Cutler
Alice Gibbs
Judith-Marie Bergan ...
Irene Shipleigh
Michael Fitzgerald
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Murray Steiner
Merlin Honeycutt
Brock Walters
Will Cascio ...
Whitey Dahl
Charles David Cooper ...
Othello Pumphry ...
Bulldog Lewis
Thomas Caldwell ...
Auctioneer (as Thomas Milton Caldwell)


Maud Sage has a secret wish when she returns to the place of her childhood. Her dream is to breed thoroughbreds of world class but it does not go so easily fulfilled. The snobbish society of bluegrass and her unscrupulous neighbor Lowell Shipleigh spares no meanness in order to destroy her. Against the vicious intrigues only the useful farm managers Dancy Cutler stands beside her, whose love she misconceived first. The revenge is bitterly when she falls for the persuasiveness of the equally rich as mysterious Irishman Michael Fitzgerald.

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Release Date:

28 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Ranch der Pferde  »

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Did You Know?


Larry Pizer: When Maude and Dancy are first out shopping for horses, right after he tells her that he wants her to know that he can be trusted, there is a shot of an older man standing next to a horse and it's handler and gesturing. That's Larry Pizer, the D.P. See more »


Whiskey Before Breakfast
Traditional (P.D.)
Performed by The Raggedy Robin String Band (Carmel Bowman, Mike Norris, Conrad Shiba, Eleanor Wilson, Cari Norris)
in party scene
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Very enjoyable and entertaining
18 January 2002 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

This movie is very well acted and is throughly enjoyable. It is an interesting comment on the thoroughbred industry and was well acted and very convincing. I wish it would come out on video as I would love to own it.

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