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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.


Simon Wincer


Mart Crowley, Borden Deal (novel)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl Ladd ... Maude Sage Breen
Wayne Rogers ... Lowell Shipleigh
Diane Ladd ... Verna Howland
Mickey Rooney ... John Paul Jones
Brian Kerwin ... Dancy Cutler
Shawnee Smith ... Alice Gibbs
Judith-Marie Bergan ... Irene Shipleigh
Anthony Andrews ... Michael Fitzgerald
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Murray Steiner
Kieran Mulroney ... Merlin Honeycutt
Jerry Hardin ... Brock Walters
Will Cascio Will Cascio ... Whitey Dahl
Charles David Cooper Charles David Cooper ... Wilson
Othello Pumphry Othello Pumphry ... Bulldog Lewis
Thomas Caldwell Thomas Caldwell ... Auctioneer (as Thomas Milton Caldwell)


Maude 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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She lost her home, her father and her husband. Now it was time to win. See more »




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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
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Performed by The Raggedy Robin String Band (Carmel Bowman, Mike Norris, Conrad Shiba, Eleanor Wilson, Cari Norris)
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23 December 2007 | by brookegurdasjohalSee all my reviews

I just want to say that this is one of the most memorable made for TV movies i have ever seen. I remember watching it and wish so much that i could find it on DVD or video. my family has a copy of it that they recorded while it was on TV. so the commercials are all there and i would just love to see it fully without fast forwarding. i love Cheryl Ladd and all the other characters in this movie. being the daughter of two thoroughbred trainers this movie hits close to my heart. in the very beginning of this movie there is a scene where they are in the bidding circle. the very dark skinned male sitting with his hand close to his face, he is wearing a horseshoe ring, he is my father :) another reason i live this movie. he had very small parts throughout the movie. that first scene and many scenes where he is actually riding the horses. :) i love this movie and if anyone knows where i can find it please let me know :)

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Release Date:

28 February 1988 (USA) See more »

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Die Ranch der Pferde See more »

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Landsburg Company See more »
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1.33 : 1
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