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

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

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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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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Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Listen, Ted, you just finished third on a colt that could have won.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Oh, is that so? The bad ride beat him, huh?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
No. His disposition beat him. He's too friendly, too sociable for his own good. Now, I've been working on an idea. I cut two holes in his blinkers, and here's what you've got to do. The next time you start with him, take him to the front if you can. When you can see the head of a horse closing in on you out of the corner of your eye, hit the Biscuit with all the power that's in you, three times, no more. After that, hand ride him to the wire. Is that clear now?



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Sure, that's easy.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
And get this. Do it every time you start, three terrible, hard cuts.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Okay, then what?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
He'll soon learn it's not play, and it won't be long till you notice him cocking an ear back to listen at what's coming up behind. After that, you'll not need the whip. He'll get up and go to get away from it when he gets a peek at the closing horse through the holes in his blinkers.



Ted Knowles, Jockey:
Well, it won't hurt to try. I'll ride him just that way.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
I think it'll work.

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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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Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
I agree with you, Margaret, he should get to a warmer climate.



Margaret O'Hara:
Where should I be taking him for a warmer climate?



Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
You'll go with him?



Margaret O'Hara:
Oh, indeed'n I will, sir.



Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
Well, what about your nursing?



Margaret O'Hara:
I'll be nurse to him and him alone until he's well.



Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms:
Well, then. I think we'd better make it California. Charlie Howard bought a stock farm out there. He could use a man like Shawn.

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