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Transcript of Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit was a sign of hope for the people during The Great Depression. The people thought that they were similar to Seabiscuit because he failed in the beginning and wasn't perfect, and that is what happened to the people. They believed that if Seabiscuit won, that there was hope for them too. The people had something to hope for, and they hoped for Seabiscuit's victory.
What was the great depression?
May 23 1933 - May 17 1947
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What was the Stock Market Crash?
Seabiscuit is a legendary racehorse that lived from May 23, 1933 - May 17, 1947.
Seabiscuit raced in a total of eighty-nine races over four years from 1936-1940. He won thirty-three out of the eighty-nine races.
Seabiscuit won a total of 437,740 dollars in all of his races.
To simply explain the 1929 Stock Market Crash, it happened when people had most of their money invested into the stock market. In 1929, the stock market crashed, meaning everyone lost their money.
"Every horse is good for somethin'."
"You know, everyone thinks we got this broken down horse and fixed him, but we didn't. He fixed us. Every one of us. And I guess in a way, we fixed each other, too."
PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH SEABISCUIT
Charles S. Howard: Owner
Tom Smith: Trainer
George Woolf: First Jockey
Red Pollard: Final Jockey
A trainer is the person that teaches the horse and conditions him to ride.
A jockey is the person that rides the horse in the races.
The Great Depression
The Great Depression
The Great Depression was a time where everyone was losing money and it was hard for people with their jobs. The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1939. It all started with the 1929 stock market crash.
The people did not believe that Seabiscuit would ever become a champion. He had an awkward gait when he ran. His left foreleg stuck out to the side when he ran, and people called this his egg beater gait.
The Egg Beater Gait
Red Pollard was blind in one eye, it was hard for him to see where the horses were in front of him.
Before Red Pollard was Seabiscuit's jockey, he rode a different horse. While riding that horse he fell and fractured his ribs, broke his shoulder, and injured his collarbone. The doctors told him that he couldn't ride for a year.
George Woolf raced Seabiscuit against War Admiral in 1938 and won.
Sadly, Seabiscuit died of a heart attack on May 17th, 1947.
In 1940, Pollard rode Seabiscuit in a race and he won. Seabiscuit was retired after he won this race with Pollard.
Charles S. Howard
Charles S. Howard
Charles was a car dealer, and was an owner of many racehorses.
Charles S. Howard, (the owner of Seabiscuit) hired Tom as Seabiscuit's trainer.
He was known as Silent Tom because of his quiet training methods.
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The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1939,
about the same time that Seabiscuit was racing.
Seabiscuit had many victories as a racehorse, and he helped the people regain their hope through The Great Depression. He was a distraction for the people, they took their minds off of The Great Depression and onto Seabiscuit.