Run for the Roses (film)

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Run for the Roses
Directed by Henry Levin
Produced by Mario Crespo
Written by Mimi Avins
Joseph G. Prieto
Starring Vera Miles
Stuart Whitman
Panchito Gómez
Henry Brandon
Lisa Eilbacher
Sam Groom
Music by Raúl Lavista
Cinematography Raúl Domínguez
Edited by Alfredo Rosas Priego
Pan American Films
Distributed by Kodiak Films
Release date
  • June 1977 (1977-06)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Run for the Roses (also known as The Thoroughbreds) is a 1977 American drama film about horse-racing directed by Henry Levin and starring Vera Miles, Stuart Whitman and Panchito Gómez.


A young boy named Juanito Hernandez befriends and nurses back to health a horse that undergoes an operation. When the horse recovers, owner Clarissa Stewart and her trainer, Charlie, come to believe Juanito's hunch that the recovered horse now has a good chance to win the Kentucky Derby.


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