Lacking Charisma

We poor starved racing fans are so eager for mainstream coverage of our sport that we grasp eagerly at whatever crumbs the media want to throw us. Occasional coverage on live TV? Thank you! An HBO series on life at the racetrack? Oh, you are too kind. A documentary by the Worldwide Leader in Sports?…

Thoroughbred: Born To Run

Paul Wagner describes his documentary Thoroughbred: Born To Run as “horse racing 101.” He set out to make a film for people who, as he put it, “maybe watch the Derby, and that’s all they know about racing.” He planned a movie that would show various elements of the industry, that would explain racing and…

Review: Lost in the Fog, the movie

Last night Lost in the Fog showed at the Saratoga Film Forum in its first non-film festival engagement. Fresh off receiving the audience award for best documentary at the 2008 CineVegas film festival, the film played to a nice-sized audience, some members of which were racing fans and some of whom, it seemed, had never…