The video below is a trailer for Steven Spielberg's new movie War Horse. I was pleasantly surprised, because I feel like the past few horse bonding movies, outside of Secretariat and Hidalgo, are very much aimed at kids or the female audience. Maybe I should also throw in True Grit or western themed movies with good horse presence.
A smart move to reach more audience by using the drama and action of war. Using the backdrop of WWI, and very true situations for calvary of the time, I am super interested in seeing this movie. I am a big military history geek.
It has been a while since I have spent the money to see a movie in theaters, but this may be one I want to see. How about you, do you think you will watch this in theatres?
Horses of Interest Updates:
Bug Juice finished 1st by 3/4 lengths, on September 2, 2011, at PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS in Race 6. Off odds: 1.60. He is trained by Bruce Levine (whom also trained Buddy's Saint). Bug Juice has been doing pretty well in the lower ranks with a current record of 8-3-0-3, not to mention four stakes races he has hit the board in, finishing first in the Aspirant Stakes and New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes.
Grilledham'ncheese has a current record of 36-7-2-5 and has improved his record with age. He raced 13 times as a 3yo but only hit the board 4 times. 2010 held a record of 9-3-1-0 and in 2011 has a record of 8-2-0-3. He seems to be a 6 furlong specialist.
Dance Floor Maniac finished 3rd beaten by 2 lengths, on September 3, 2011, at SARATOGA in Race 11. Off odds: 25.00. Dance Floor Maniac also finished 2nd on July 17th at Belmont Park and raced on August 8th. He has a current record of 27-5-7-4. I like to dance and thus the need to support this horse.
Dark Vader's stats are currently 32-9-6-2 with his best year still being at 4 in 2009. In 2011 he is 4 for 8 in hitting the board. Dark Vader recently finished 1st by a neck, on September 5, 2011, at HASTINGS RACECOURSE in Race 3. Off odds: 3.55.
Jadei Knight has a current record of 22-1-2-6 with only two years in racing, starting at age 5 in 2010. Jadei Knight recently finished 3rd beaten by 1 1/2 lengths, on September 7, 2011, at ASSINIBOIA DOWNS in Race 3. Off odds: 11.55.
Darth Tater appeared last on July 22nd finishing 3rd at Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races.
Guerrilla Warfare is a favorite of mine. He races consistently at Camarero race track in Puerto Rico. Say what you will, but he is a star there. with a record of 23-8-5-3, this guy knows how to make you money.
Kensei became a horse of interest to me after his victory in the Jim Dandy Stakes. I was talking with @trifectabox on Twitter about how great of a horse he was and wanted to give him another shout out with his untimely passing.