The Mentalist: Season 3, Episode 5

The Red Ponies (21 Oct. 2010)

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When an ex-jockey is found dead, Patrick heads to the racetrack to find some answers.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cobb Holwell
Delinda LeCure
Ellis Barnes
Sam Starks
Frank Lockhardt
Medical Examiner
Betsy Rue ...
Misty Dawn
Troy Winbush ...
Phil Debolt
The Mark


Californian former horse race jockey Bill Sutton is found beaten to death on the tracks. Patrick and the CBI team investigate possible motives from ruthless colleague - and stable competition, gambling, personal debts, an alleged accident and possible cheating. Patrick devises a complicated sting to trick the killer. Written by KGF Vissers

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Twin horses featured in this episode are called Castor's Folly and Pollock's Dream, according to signs on their stalls. In Greek and Roman mythology, Castor and Pollux (not Pollock) were twins who were transformed into the constellation Gemini ("The Twins"). Pollock is the common name for various species of edible fish. See more »


Jane claims that covering all of the combinations in order to win him the trifecta cost him $5000. Yet a typical race has less than 13 horses 13 x 13 x 13 is 2197 possible combinations. He claims to have bet 50 cents but even at the normal $2 value of the smallest wager that's only $4394. See more »


Frank Lockhardt: Yeah. I've been hearing about that trick all day. Very impressive.
Patrick Jane: Trick? It's no trick. I actually listen to the animals.
[a horse neighs in the background]
Patrick Jane: Did you hear that? He doesn't like you suit.
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References The Red Pony (1949) See more »

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