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Known as “the greatest two minutes in sports,” the Kentucky Derby is racing’s Holy Grail and every horseman’sultimate goal. Just to get a horse to the gate in the world’s most prestigious race defies all odds. Thepath to the first Saturday in May remains long and unpredictable. Euphoria and heartbreak abound. Buta race tracker is prepared for everything. Shooting over 500 hours of footage from Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the Hennegans traveled more than 150,000 miles during a 16-month period to document every major horse race on the road to the 2006 Kentucky Derby. In addition to providing an intimate inside look at the amazing people who dedicate their lives to thesport of horse racing, the film also features never-before-seen footage of a young Barbaro – the thoroughbred who captured the fascination of the world.

  • Release date:April 18, 2008

Crew

The Hennegan Brothers
Director
The Hennegan Brothers
Producer
The Hennegan Brothers
Screenwriter
Mark Krewatch
Screenwriter
The Hennegan Brothers
Editor
Tamara McDonough
Editor
Manny Gonzalez
Production Designer
Manny Gonzalez
Co-producer
Ellen Dux
Co-producer
Tamara McDonough
Associate Producer
Mark Krewatch
Associate Producer
Susan Altamore-Carusi
Executive Producer
Bruce Carusi
Executive Producer
Elmo Weber
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Bell
Co-Executive Producer
Aron Schnell
Co-Executive Producer
Eugene Johns
Co-Executive Producer
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