A Horse Racing Mockumentary Charges Out of the Gate

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I’m a fan of mockumentaries like This is Spinal Tap and Best In Show, so I’m looking forward to checking out And They’re Off… starring Sean Astin, Cheri Oteri from Saturday Night Live, Kevin Nealon, and Martin Mull. Even Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert makes a cameo appearance.

Sean Astin plays a Thoroughbred trainer in the middle of a long losing streak who’s attempting to prove to his father, played by Martin Mull, that he can train a winning horse. Cheri Oteri is an emotionally erratic jockey who wants to do more than just ride for Astin’s character, and Kevin Nealon plays a taxidermist who tries to encourage the losing trainer to switch careers. The racing team faces setbacks on their way to the Bunson Swine Mile, the biggest race at the San Joaquin County Fair.

And They’re Off… is opening today in select theaters in Kentucky, New York, New Jersey, and California. View the trailer below.

I’m hoping to see a mockumentary on horse showing someday… Wouldn’t Saddlebred owner and exhibitor William Shatner be a perfect cameo for that?

About Kristin Berkery

Kristin is a freelance graphic designer and writer in Sacramento, California, with a life-long passion for horses. She designs websites and marketing materials for businesses. In her spare time she's active with her daughter and son. See Kristin's online portfolio and LinkedIn profile.

2 thoughts on “A Horse Racing Mockumentary Charges Out of the Gate

  1. Haynet says:

    Your blog has been voted “Blog of the Day” at Haynet today! Come and take a look: http://hay-net.co.uk/member/haynetadmin/blog/719/blog-of-the-day—i-love-horses

  2. Kristin says:

    Thank you very much!

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