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Trained Hoofs (1935)

A film showing how race horses are trained.

Director:

David Miller

Writer:

Pete Smith
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pete Smith ... Narrator
Sir Galahad III Sir Galahad III ... Himself
Crusader Crusader ... Himself
Man o' War ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Cooper Charles Cooper ... Horse Ranch Owner
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The lives of such famed race horses as Sir Galahad III, Crusader, and Man o' War do not end after their racing days are over, but rather they become the parents and grandparents possibly of future race horse stars. This parentage provides a jump start to what is the inexact science of breeding race horses. Colts and foals are given their racing start by running, only as recreation, with their mother or father. But the best laid plans for these colts and foals can be derailed by disease and injury. At twenty months of age, training starts in earnest, which includes the horse getting used to carrying weight on its back. Other things the horse must get used to is running around a track, getting penned in the starting gate and starting to gallop at the sound of the starting bell. Written by Huggo

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pete Smith Sports Parade: Trained Hoofs See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Two Years In The Life Of A Blue Ribbon Contender
10 February 2001 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

An MGM Miniature Short Subject.

A young stallion has his TRAINED HOOFS put through the paces by his owner to turn him into a champion racer.

This is a very interesting little film which follows the life of the colt from birth until the day he leaves the farm for his first professional race. We are shown the training routine, the mixing of the special mash and the care given during a dangerous bout of pneumonia. The film gives a good idea of the devotion & expense necessary in raising a quality blue-blooded stallion. We're also given glimpses of legendary racers from the past - Sir Galahad III, Crusader & the mighty Man O'War.

The somewhat comic commentary is supplied by Pete Smith.


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