Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, this heartfelt documentary follows Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte as he returns to the people and places that mark his life, providing a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of this resilient and legendary jockey.
Featuring historical archives and never-before-seen shots of Secretariat, the film provides a rare behind-the-scenes insider's view of the highs and lows, the camaraderie and the dangers, inherent to the life of a jockey. With special appearances by fellow Triple Crown winners Steve Cauthen and Jean Cruguet, Hall of Fame riders Pat Day and John Velasquez, and of course Secretariat's celebrated owner Penny Chenery, "Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte" is sure to please any racing fan.
Few jockeys have won America's Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Only three have won in the last 65 years. Ron Turcotte is one of them. In 1973, this legendary rider from New Brunswick, Canada piloted Secretariat, the greatest racehorse of all time, to victory and international acclaim. But a fall in 1978 left Turcotte a paraplegic and put an end to an illustrious 16-year career.
Revisiting Secretariat's celebrated Triple Crown triumphs, this award-winiing film by director Phil Comeau tells the remarkable story of this living legend who has become an enduring source of inspiration for those who know his intimate story. 75 minutes, with option for English or French narration.
For a limited time only, we are offering "Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte with a complimentary promotional mini-poster ($5.00 additional shipping). Mini-Poster is also available with the collectible option of being hand-signed by Mr. Turcotte.
Best Feature Film - 35th International Sports Film Festival - Palermo, Italy
Best Feature Film - 9th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival - Lafayette, Louisiana
Audience Award - 25th International Cinefest Film Festival - Sudbury, Canada