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The First Saturday in May (2007)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Sport | 18 April 2008 (USA)
Follow six diverse trainers as they jockey for position along the 2006 Kentucky Derby trail.




Credited cast:
Frank Amonte Frank Amonte
Barbaro Barbaro
Peter Brette Peter Brette
Chuck Chambers Chuck Chambers ... Himself
Bob Holthus Bob Holthus ... Himself
Bonnie Holthus Bonnie Holthus ... Herself
Nina Kaiser Nina Kaiser ... Herself
Michael Matz Michael Matz
John McKee John McKee ... Himself
Kiaran McLaughlin Kiaran McLaughlin
Paul Parrish Paul Parrish
Dale Romans Dale Romans
Jake Romans Jake Romans
Dan Simon Dan Simon


Follow six diverse trainers as they jockey for position along the 2006 Kentucky Derby trail.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Two minutes can last a lifetime.


Documentary | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

18 April 2008 (USA) See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,157, 25 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$124,294, 1 June 2008
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hennegan Brothers See more »
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Surprisingly excellent
4 November 2007 | by exsailor66See all my reviews

My wife and I saw this film at The Savannah Film Festival. Although having no expectations, we loved the film from the start. You actually care about the people and the horses, and it takes you on an emotional journey. I don't even like horse racing, but it is so well done that the horse racing is only a vehicle for the talented construction of this film.

You don't get lost for an instant, and you want to know what will happen next. It brushes upon the technicalities and behind-the-scenes work that goes into the theme of the movie, without becoming annoyingly too "in-depth". The bonus is that we learned something...a good thing to happen each day of our lives.

We weren't surprised that the film was an award-winner at the Festival. Well worth watching. I hope it is put on wide distribution so that everyone can see it.


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