September 23, 2023

FSM Media

by Dianna Ranere

Which Movies About Horse Racing Are More Worth Watching?

Horse racing is a sport that has been around for centuries, and it’s no surprise that filmmakers have taken an interest in the excitement and drama that surrounds it.

Best Horse Racing Movies


Seabiscuit, with an all-star cast that includes Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, and Chris Cooper, is a monument to the power of perseverance and determination. It is truly a great movie that summarizes horse racing as a sport with all the unpredictability and drama.

Basically, it is a classic underdog story that will have you rooting for Seabiscuit as he rises to fame on the racetrack. And don’t be surprised if you shed a tear or two along the way.

After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good underdog story?


Secretariat is another true story of the titular horse, who won the Triple Crown in 1973, becoming the first horse to accomplish so in 25 years. He is one of the most memorable names in the Kentucky Derby full results of all time.

This horse has set records in popular races like the Kentucky Derby that still haven’t been beaten.

The film is a touching tribute to horse racing and the link between humans and animals. Diane Lane shines as Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, who fought the odds to bring her horse to glory. Secretariat is a must-see for everyone who enjoys inspirational true stories about underdogs.

Dream Horse

Dream Horse, a relatively newer addition to this list since it is released in 2020, is a wonderful film about a Welsh community banding together to purchase a racehorse.

The film, which stars Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, is based on a true event and celebrates the strength of small-town pride and determination. It’s a feel-good movie that will have you rooting for the characters as they pursue their aspirations.

National Velvet

Prepare to cheer for the underdog (or should we say under-horse?) in National Velvet, which stars the iconic Elizabeth Taylor as a feisty little girl with big goals. You’ll be on the edge of your seat cheering her on every step of the way as you see her train her horse to become a champion.

Not to mention Mickey Rooney, who plays a loving jockey who is down on his luck. He strikes the perfect combination of levity and heart, giving a good dose of charm to an already lovely film.

If you’re looking for a break from the big-budget blockbusters and melodramatic tear-jerkers, National Velvet is the film for you.

The Black Stallion

If you’re a fan of stunning visuals and heartwarming stories, then The Black Stallion is the film for you. Adapted from the novel of the same name, this movie follows the unlikely friendship between a young boy and a wild Arabian stallion.

And when we say “unlikely,” we mean it – these two become besties after being shipwrecked together. Talk about a bonding experience!