Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral

The above video is of the historic 1938 race between west coast star, Seabiscuit, and Triple Crown winner, War Admiral. Author Lauren Hillenbrand did a phenomenal job in the book, Seabiscuit, describing this race and everything that went into getting these two great horses to go head to head.

Hillenbrand’s story is inspiring because she wrote the book - which was turned into a fantastic movie - while she suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome. In some ways, her trials and tribulations mirror that of the subject matter of the book.

1 comment:

Rob Adams said...

Of course the movie made this race seem much more dramatic in that it looked like War Admiral had a lead but it's clear that the Biscuit never seems to lose the lead. Still I love the movie and really love the book.