April 18, 2008
Studio: Truly Indie
Directors: John Hennegan, Brad Hennegan
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: John Hennegan, Brad Hennegan
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: TheFirstSaturdayinMay.com
40,000 baby horses are born each year. Only 20, however, will make it to the gate in the Kentucky Derby. Known as "the most exciting two minutes in sports," the Kentucky Derby is racing's holy grail and every horseman's ultimate goal. Just to get a horse to the gate in the world’s most prestigious race defies all odds. The path to the first Saturday in May remains long and unpredictable. Euphoria and heartbreak abound. But as a racetracker, you’re prepared for everything. Follow six diverse trainers – as well as the mighty Barbaro - as they jockey for position along the 2006 Kentucky Derby trail. From Hot Springs in Arkansas to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, you're along for the ride with the dedicated men and women that make the "sport of kings" tick. John and Brad Hennegan's journey turned out to be more than they bargained for as they became involved with one of the most famous race horses of the last 60 years. Since May 2006, Barbaro has been featured on the cover of the New York Times over fifty times as well in Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and publications all over the world. Although the rest of the world might consider Barbaro the heart of the 2006 Derby trail story, the diverse cast of compelling characters makes this rollercoaster ride unforgettable.