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

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

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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George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms:
I hear you're a magician, Shawn. You can look at a yearling and tell like that whether he'll turn out champion or cow.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
You exaggerate my abilities, George, but ...



Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
But that's exactly why you're here, Shawn.



George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms:
Oh, brother! Why, we can't even tell when they're two-year-olds. Even after we've tested them plenty against each other we sometimes let a future winner go to the sales.



Margaret O'Hara:
Perhaps you've let too many winners get away, Mr. Carson.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Now, Maggie, naturally George is doubtful.



Margaret O'Hara:
If it's proof you want, Mr. Carson, listen to this: In all the years Uncle Shawn trained for Lord and Lady Maitland in Ireland, devil a colt that turned the trick was sold by them.



George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms:
All right, Miss Margaret. Let me in on the secret, will you?



Margaret O'Hara:
Of course. 'Tis simple. When it comes to a thoroughbred horse, Uncle Shawn is fey.



George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms:
Fey? What's that?



Margaret O'Hara:
It has to do with the little people: elves, gnomes, fairies.



George Carson, Head Trainer at Milford Farms:
So we're going to have the fairies pick our horses for us. Well, I give up. Boss, you can have my resignation whenever you want it.



Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
Of course not. Don't fly off the handle. You and Shawn will make a great team.

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Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Margaret's in Los Angeles, isn't she?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Yes, she's a full-fledged nurse now.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
You know, I can't get her out of my mind.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Maybe you don't want to. Are you in love with her, Ted?



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
You're darn tooting.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
I'm tooting she's in love with you, too.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
So, that ought to make it a sure thing, but it doesn't.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
You'll have to bear with her, Ted. She's running away from Danny's memory.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
But she's not running away from it, Shawn. It's right with her all the time. I wonder if she saw me ride a winner if maybe that would fix things. What do you think?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
That's an idea. I'll have her at the track for the San Carlos.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Oh, that'll be great.

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Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy:
Is, uh, is, uh, you folks, uh...?



Margaret O'Hara:
Could you be apt to telling me if there's a certain Mr. Millford, the horse breeder, anywhere about?



Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy:
I don't rightly know what you's saying, missy. I'm here to pick up some folks that's going out to Mr. Millford's farm. A couple of foreigners.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
What language is this strange person talking, Maggie?



Margaret O'Hara:
I'm not sure.



Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy:
Don't y'all speak the English language?



Margaret O'Hara:
Yes, we do. Now, you listen carefully. This is Mr. Shawn O'Hara. I'm his niece. We've come all the way from Ireland. Mr. Millford's expecting us. Mr. Millford!



Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy:
Yes'm. Yes'm. You is which I'm looking for. I'm Mr. Millford's boy.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
His boy, you say?



Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy:
Yes, sir. Murphy's the name, sir.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Murphy - Did he say Murphy?



Margaret O'Hara:
I think he did, Uncle Shawn. Did you say Murphy?



Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy:
Yes, missy. Murphy. They calls me Walkin' Murphy.



Margaret O'Hara:
Walkin' Murphy?



Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy:
Yes'm. Most of us Murphys down here just sit. I walk.



Margaret O'Hara:
Well, that's fine.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Murphy! Now what part of Ireland are you from?



Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy:
I don't rightly know, sir. Us Murphys down here only got a casual acquaintance with the Irish.



Margaret O'Hara:
Come on, Murphy. Take us to Mr. Millford.



Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy:
I almost forgot what Mr. Millford said.


[clears his throat]



Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy:
Welcome to Kentucky, the Bluegrass state.



Margaret O'Hara:
Thanks, Murphy. Start walking.



Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy:
Yes'm.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Paris, Murphy, Bluegrass...



Margaret O'Hara:
It's a strange, new world, Uncle Shawn.

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Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
We really got to go east and do some buying. I got my eye on one or two I think we can get.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Good, we'd better start right away.



Mrs. Charles S. Howard:
Wait a minute, now, I don't know whether I trust you two boys to go shopping or not.



Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner:
Shawn will see that no one puts anything over on me. Have you any particular favorites?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
No, not offhand. Oh, yes, come to think of it, now. I do know of one. And he shouldn't cost you too much, either. Sir, it would be a pleasure to go east to the sales with you. Indeed it will, sir!

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