Here Are Five Movies About Horse Racing to Watch

William Forrest, Barry Fitzgerald (rear), and Shirley Temple in 1949’s “The Story of Seabiscuit.”

There are some really great movies that have been made about horse racing, from Phar Lap to the popular films about Seabiscuit and Secretariat…

“Phar Lap” (1983)

This movie chronicles the story of the much-loved Australian racehorse Phar Lap and the stable hand Tommy Woodcock (Tom Burlinson) who helps set the thoroughbred on a course to victory.

Phar Lap raced to stardom in the 1930s, winning the Melbourne Cup and 22 other weight for age races. His final victory was at the Agua Caliente Handicap in Tijuana, Mexico in track-record time.

At the time of Phar Lap’s death in 1932, he was the third highest stakes winner in the world. This is an absolute classic and a great movie.  If you have not seen it, find a way to watch it…