Seabiscuit Wins 1940 Santa Anita Handicap

Winning the Big Cap and reaching the pinnacle of his career, Santa Anita was Seabiscuit's final race. He was retired as horse racing's leading money earner at the time, with winnings that totaled $437,730. Watch Seabiscuit beat his stablemate and previous year's winner Kayak II. His overall success inspired Hollywood to make 1949's "The Story of Sebiscuit" starring Shirley Temple.

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The Story of Seabiscuit Movie Trailer
The Story of Seabiscuit Movie Trailer

Watch The Story of Seabiscuit trailer for the 1949 film starring Shirley Temple as a nursing student who falls for the horse's jockey portrayed by Lon McAllister. Her love is tested with each race as she worries about the jockey's safety. Barry Fitzgerald plays the trainer with an eye for seeing the qualities that make a champion. Mixed with plenty of fiction, this retelling of the legendary horse is a romanticized version of the story, although it's still enjoyable.

Seabiscuit vs. Bing Crosby's Horse
Ligaroti (1938 Match Race)
Seabiscuit vs. Bing Crosby's Horse Ligaroti (1938 Match Race)

Prior to Seabiscuit's "Match Of The Century" against War Admiral in 1938, he took on Bing Crosby's horse, Ligaroti, an Argentinian-bred horse that was co-owned by Charle's Howard's son Lindsay. Jockey George Woolf rode Seabiscuit to a close victory.

Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral Video (1938
Match Race)
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral Video (1938 Match Race)

Watch complete footage of the legendary 1938 match race, dubbed the "Match of the Century" between Seabiscuit and the Triple Crown winner War Admiral. Seabiscuit, a West Coast horse, won by four complete lengths even though War Admiral himself finished with his best time for that distance.

Seabiscuit Trailer
Seabiscuit Trailer

The Seabiscuit movie trailer for the film about a broken horse and an equally broke down jockey, who together discover a connection that leads them to achieve what no one ever thought was possible on their own. Starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper.