Watch: Captivating '9 Races' Short Tells the Story of an Injured Jockey

9 Races Short Film

“This is one race. You’ve got a lot more races in you.” This is an impressive short about a person we rarely hear stories about – a jockey. Most films about horseracing are about the sport, or the owners, or the horses, but not many films talk about the jockey and his life. 9 Races is a short film directed by Clint Bentley (website) telling the story of an injured jockey who tries to endure nine races on nine horses over the course of one unforgiving night on the track. Luis Bordonada stars as Gabriel, playing a jockey trying to hide his pain as he starts to race. I like the documentary-style approach to this, makes it feel more real. Watch below. ›››

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