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RACETRACK

12:30

Saturday, April 22

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(1985) A mare gives birth at a stud farm, a littered and empty grandstand; in between jockeys, trainers, vets, and bettors go about their work, a horse is draped with flowers – we view the actual Belmont Stakes off a TV screen – and a nonagenarian racing bigwig gets a testimonial at Roseland. 16mm. Approx.114 mins.

Reviews

“A rich microcosm.”
– Tom Shales, Washington Post

“The film is not about winning or losing; the show is about an institution, an industry, and its rituals. In Racetrack, the industry Wiseman reveals is a peculiar one, pervaded by both a romantic respect for the magnificent animals at its center and an almost corporate atmosphere.”
– Cathleen Schine, Vogue