Saturday's Favorite Movie Moment: Seabiscuit

"You don't throw a whole life away just 'cause it's banged up a little." Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) says to Charles Howard (Jeff Bridges) at the beginning of this powerful film about one of America's legends the race horse Seabiscuit; only to have his own words thrown back at him later on in the film by Howard when speaking of Red Pollack (Toby Maguire) Seabiscuits' soul mate and jockey.

I decided to show a clip in honor of Seabiscuit today, because today is the 140th running of the Belmont Stakes. The Belmont Stakes is the third and final race of the top 3-year-old thoroughbred horse racing season. The first two races are the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Derby which were both won this year by Big Brown, therefore, Belmont Park just may turn up the first triple crown winner to win the triple crown since Affirmed in 1978.

The Belmont Stakes 140 is at at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, and is one of the oldest thoroughbred races in North America. Good Luck Big Brown~

Moving back to Seabiscuit, it's a wonderful film about hope, love, friendship and courage- in addition to second chances. I loved everything about the picture, the screenplay, the acting, the scenery, but most of all the passion and heart of the characters. This movie also reminded me of one of my own passages;

Most of the worlds' great things were born of adversity and hardship; because these roadblocks encourage us to dream, imagine and believe.- ac

You must rent this film- it's a giver and a keeper~

Have a happy Saturday and keep on going..."don't stop, don't ever stop"~


Ferd said...

Very nice thoughts, Annie! I especially liked your own quote!

I have seen the film and I liked it, too. Maybe I'll rent it again, as it is a good movie to see with Princess Gail's autistic son. I think he relates to animals better than he does to people.

Dawn Drover said...

Ann I stole your quote. I love it! I'm going to add it to my blog. I'll link it back to you though!

aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com said...

Thank you Ferd. I just came back from your blog where I left a long, long, babbling reply. Then, I forgot to edit it and found some mistakes after posting...

I was just blown away by your post, as I am by most of your posts, plus I keep reading your blog, so I was running out of time by the time I left a comment. Anyway, I wrote you another comment explaining some of this already, so you've received two babble comments so far from me this evening.

Another thing, I was thrilled to see that you added A Nice Place In The Sun to your blogroll.

I added Crazy Medical Cases as well, and thank you for the recommendation on Entrecard, and for purchasing an ad.

You really made my day. I was having a bluesy one too, so thank you Ferd.

And thanks for the compliment on my quote. I almost didn't include it, and now I'm glad I did.

You're the greatest~

Cheers, and have a great week-end~


aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com said...

Dawn, You stole it! (Laughing) Well, (LOL) thank you for letting me know... Wow, first Ferd, now you, what a compliment.

Like I told Ferd, I was having a bluesy day, but because of you two everything is different now.

Thank you.

I've posted different quotes all over my blog, but this is the first time anyone stole one. (LOL) So thank you for taking it for others to read-

I'm glad you got past Gatsby. He must have been playing with that ball. Gatsby is my computer dog on my sidebar.

I'm overwhelmed that you think that highly of my quote, Dawn.

You and Ferd.

I was on my way to your blog after leaving Ferd's and I decided to check my e-mail. I'm glad I did.

Thanks pal,

Huge hug~


Sandee said...

Awesome Ann, awesome. Have a great day honey. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Anonymous said...

I checked out a book called "Come On, Seabiscuit!" from my elementary school library week after week. I have no idea how many times I read it; likely close to 25. The story was wonderful -- sad, funny, thrilling -- I was so excited when the book and then the movie came out. The book was one of the best sports bios I've ever read, made especially more awesome by the back story of the author who was so debilitated by Epstein-Barr virus that she conducted some interviews over the telephone because she was too weak to get out of bed. Her story reflected Seabiscuit's, and I relished every word. Have you read it?

Dawn Drover said...

Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

I love it when Sandee says that!
Hope you are feeling a bit better today... drop me a line when you are feeling up to it.

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