Who doesn’t love to sit back with a bowl of popcorn and watch a great, feel-good movie? Sports movies are a big hit with the sentimental crowd; just ask Rudy fans. But several fun movies have also been made about horse racing over the years. From classics to comedies, here are a few movies to watch this summer to see these gorgeous horses.

National Velvet

In 1944, a movie launched the career of Elizabeth Taylor. This classic movie is now a part of the National Film Registry for its significant impact on history and the industry. The story centers on Velvet Brown, a twelve-year-old girl crazy about horses from a small village in England. The story is based on a book of the same name and is a heartwarming story about a young girl and her love for a horse named The Pie. It’s well worth revisiting.


The life of Triple Crown winner Secretariat was made for the magic of film, and Disney capitalized on that when they made Secretariat in 2010. Diane Lane plays Penny Chenery, the owner of Secretariat, who takes over her father’s stables without a background in horse racing. The movie also stars John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Scott Glenn, and James Cromwell. Relive how Secretariat made history in 1973 when you watch this movie.


We’ve shared the story of Seabiscuit here on the blog before, but the movie is also worth mentioning. The movie stars Toby McGuire, fresh off his debut as Spider-Man, as the unlikely jockey who rode the lazy and unmanageable Seabiscuit to victory. The story takes place during the Great Depression but comes across as a heartwarming and sweet story of one of the greatest stories of American sports history.

Let It Ride

If you’re not looking for a saccharine-sweet movie and would rather watch a comedy, Let It Ride is the movie for you. It was released in 1989 and starred Richard Dreyfuss and Terry Gar. The story is about a lovable loser who gambles too much but believes in the power of luck. It’s a funny and classic comedy that will fit right into a movie night.

Phar Lap

We debated including the movie Phar Lap on the list and finally decided to add it and let you decide. It’s less of a feel-good film, but it’s a true story of a New Zealand racehorse with an epic international reputation. It’s a sad tale about a real-life horse, but the movie is well-made, incredibly acted, and worth it for someone who loves thoroughbreds.

Tell us your favorite movies, books, or TV shows about horses!

Meet the Ologists

Follow horseOlogy online and on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to learn more about our team, thoroughbreds, and services. Call us at 855-HORSIES (855-467-7437) to set up your visit to our facility.

All Available Shares

horseOlogy has only limited investment opportunities in this year’s investment group.

Horses of Racing Age Be A Lady ’21 by Violence

Horses of Racing Age

We love to watch our graduates grow and be successful on the racetrack.

Horses of Racing Age Be A Lady ’21 by Violence

Yearling to Two Year Olds

We can’t wait for you to come along and experience all that these horses have to offer.

Weanlings Available

Weanlings to Yearlings

Get involved early as there are limited ownership opportunities.

Weanlings Available


Allowing our partners to take part in the breeding process from start to finish.

Developing and Training

Our approach is joining up with each horse so that they understand the process of learning through acceptance and not fear.

Horses of Racing Age Be A Lady ’21 by Violence

Rehab and Layup

Whether it is to let them rest mentally and/or physically or an injury, wehas the means and skill set.

Horses of Racing Age Be A Lady ’21 by Violence

Sales Prep

At horseOlogy, we focus on the tiniest details that can set our horses apart in the sales ring.

Weanlings Available


horseOlogy provides a boutique experience while limiting the number of mares and foals.

Horses of Racing Age Be A Lady ’21 by Violence


We bring years of experience evaluating conformation and pedigree to uncover the best pinhooking prospects.

Small Share Investing

A business model whereby a group of people can participate in the owning horse, which may otherwise not have been feasible.


Bloodstock Advisors

A bloodstock advisor’s services may include but are not limited to, mating, sale placement, acquisition, trainer placement, and overall management of your horse.

Available Shares




Encore - a 501c3

Meet the Ologists

Skip to content