Gary Stevens and James Worthy - 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to cure paralysis held at The Waldorf Astoria - New York, NY, United States - Monday 30th September 2013
Horseracing jockey-turned-movie star Gary Stevens has announced his retirement from the sport.
The US sports star, who has racked up more than 5,000 race wins, announced his decision to quit after finishing second in a race at Churchill Downs, Kentucky last weekend (26NOV05).
Stevens played real-life jockey GEORGE WOOLF in the movie SEABISCUIT.
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Making a genuinely stirring, unabashedly all-American feel-good movie -- the kind that makes you want to stand up and cheer -- has to be one of the most difficult, precision tasks in modern cinema. But writer-director Gary Ross beautifully sidesteps contemporary cynicism in "Seabiscuit," a film that invokes the warm, gratifying, can-do spirit of the uplifting films that once helped people forget the Great Depression two hours at a time.
The miracle success story of a too-small steed and his too-large jockey who together came to dominate and popularize horse racing in the late 1930s, the film is a metaphor for the underdog hope of the era that it captures so transportingly.
Adapted by Ross ("Pleasantville") from the acclaimed book by Laura Hillenbrand, the picture gets off to a unconventional start with a rambling 20-minute prologue -- narrated by David McCullough, the compassionate voice of Ken Burns' PBS documentaries -- that gallops through both general history (the Model T Ford, the stock market crash, prohibition) and detailed backstory (early owners deemed Seabiscuit too diminutive, lazy and willful to be a champion) while trying to look like it's trotting along at a laid-back canter.
Continue reading: Seabiscuit Review
Hollywood star Tobey Maguire jokily blasted a co-star on his new movie SEABISCUIT, accusing him of trying to steal the show.
Maguire plays Jockey RED POLLARD in the horse-racing drama alongside first-time actor, real-life jockey Gary Stevens,
And the actor himself admits Stevens - playing GEORGE WOOLF - was so good infront of the camera, it left the 28-year-old actor feeling insecure.
Continue reading: Maguire Warns Off Rookie Co-Star
LATEST: SEABISCUIT star Gary Stevens was released from hospital yesterday (19AUG03), three days after he fell from a horse and suffered a collapsed lung during a race.
The jockey, who plays GEORGE WOOLF in the movie, sustained his injuries at Saturday's (16AUG03) Arlington Million in Illinois, America.
He fell when his horse, STORMING HOME, veered out sharply before the finishing line, throwing the rider to the turf where he was then stepped on by one of the horses behind.
Continue reading: Injured Seabiscuit Star Released From Hospital
SEABISCUIT star Gary Stevens is recovering in hospital after falling from a horse in a race at the weekend and damaging his lung.
The jockey, who plays GEORGE WOOLF in the movie, has a collapsed lung after falling in Saturday's (16AUG03) Arlington Million in Illinois, America.
Stevens sustained the injuries when his horse, STORMING HOME, veered out sharply after spooking a few yards before the finishing line, throwing the rider to the turf where he was then stepped on by one of the horses behind.
Continue reading: Seabiscuit Star In Hospital
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