Movie: The Story of Seabiscuit [1949] Movie: The Story of Seabiscuit [1949]

Movie: The Story of Seabiscuit [1949] Movie: The Story of Seabiscuit [1949]

Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
You judge the next two or three, George. Shawn and I won't open our heads.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
I'll not so much as whisper. I give you me word.



Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
Come on with him.


[stable hand brings up Seabiscuit]



Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
And that was bred here? What is it?



George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms:
Seabiscuit by Hard Tack out of Swing On.



stable hand:
He's always been kind of runty.



Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
Yeah. Runty's right. Look at those knees. Big enough for a three-year-old. Well, George, deciding about this one won't strain you.



George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms:
Get him to the shipping paddock, quick.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
One minute. Mr. Millford, I gave you me word, and you can call me what you like, but I'm going to have me say. I'm begging you, I'm praying you, don't let this little man go.



George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms:
Well, can you beat that? Boss, I've stood for a lot here this morning, but if you keep this runty, big-kneed thing on the say of this Irish expert, I'm getting off the place.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Man, you don't know what you're saying. I'll leave, and gladly, to trouble you no more on one condition: give this colt a chance to show you what he can do.



Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
Nobody's going to leave over one yearling. Shawn, I promised George, and I'm keeping my word. Shipping paddock.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
The day will come, sir, when you'll hold your head higher and breathe deep to be called his owner.



Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
You die hard, don't you, Shawn.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
I doubt if it's hard enough.

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Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Get down, Tom. Lead him around once. That's bad.



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
What's the matter?



Mrs. Charles S. Howard:
What is it?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
The way he was using his right foreleg.



Mrs. Charles S. Howard:
His leg? I didn't notice it.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
I hope it's not what I'm thinking it is.



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
What is it, Shawn?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Tom, get the vet.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Yes, sir.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
I can't rightly tell, but I don't like the feel of the leg at all.



Mrs. Charles S. Howard:
But Shawn, he wasn't limping badly.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
He was trying not to, bless his heart, but I doubt very much if he'll be able to run in the Santa Anita.



Mrs. Charles S. Howard:
Oh, no.



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
That's terrible news.

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Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Say, I think your niece is swell.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Well, you can't start an argument with me that way, me boy.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
I just wanted to know if it'd be okay by you if I dated her.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
And if it shouldn't be okay by me, I'm thinking you'd start an argument.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Well, I thought maybe you had it in for jocks, too. Darned if I don't think I'd stand a better chance with her if I were a stable boy. She's a mystery, that Margaret is. You know, Mr. O'Hara, maybe you could put in a good word for me.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Well, now, being the kind of man you are, Ted, I've an idea you can solve that mystery without my help. However, I might be willing to put in a word here and there if you do me a bit of a favor in return.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Anything you say.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
I'll not say much. Just buy that colt there, Seabiscuit.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Me, buy that little squirt? What for?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
I like him.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
But he hasn't got a chance. George doesn't think so either, or he wouldn't be shipping him.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
I think you're both mistaken.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Well, if you're so sure, why don't you buy him yourself?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
No, no. So long as I train for other people, I'll never race one of me own. I might be tempted to give him special consideration.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
I feel the same way myself.

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Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Now, Maggie, hold your horses!



Margaret O'Hara:
Don't ever mention horses to me again!



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
If you'll only listen, I'll explain. An emergency call. Woolf signed with another stable. Ted was obligated to save the situation.



Margaret O'Hara:
Why Ted? There are jockeys to be had for the asking.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
None of them who know the Biscuit as well as Ted. And Maggie, darling, I had the devil's own time convincing him. But I finally persuaded him that you would see things in the proper light.



Margaret O'Hara:
Oh, I should never have trusted him alone with you. You're a deceitful old man. And tell me this, Shawn O'Hara: Why should I see it in what you're pleased to call the "proper light"?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Because as promised, it would have led to the lad's ruination. He was losing respect for himself. And before long, he would have lost respect for you as well. Now, go to him and tell him that you're as happy as a lark that he's riding the Biscuit in the handicap.



Margaret O'Hara:
I can't do that. You ought to understand. You know how I feel.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
I understand this, Margaret, that you're lacking in courage.



Margaret O'Hara:
That's not fair.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Margaret, you've been running and running away from your problem instead of turning around and facing it squarely. Ted's going to ride in the big race. And I want you to want him to ride. It's the only thing that'll cure you.



Margaret O'Hara:
Since when did your great knowledge of horseflesh extend itself to women? You-you two-faced old meddler!

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Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
A good soldier, home from the wars.



Mrs. Charles S. Howard:
So many, many battles, poor darling.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
No Santa Anita for us, fellow.



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
Don't say that yet, Ted.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
What else would I say?



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
I don't know. What about it, Shawn?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
The stud is the place for him, sir.



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
He can't be brought back?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
I don't think so.



Mrs. Charles S. Howard:
But Charlie, he's earned a rest.



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
You brought back Golden Girl, remember?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
A young thing that ran half a dozen races with a feather on her back. He's run near 100, 30 of them in record time with high weight on him.



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
Then there's no chance?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
A faint one, if any.



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
Faint or not, we'll take it. Not even you can talk me off the Biscuit, Shawn.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
As you say, sir.



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
Well, what's the program?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Well, give up everything else and devote ourselves to nursing him alone.



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
All right, that's it. Ted, you stay and help us. We'll bring you back, too.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Thank you, sir. I'll stay.

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