In Nelson, New Zealand, twelve-year-old Ben plans to build the race winning Kiwi Flyer for this years trolley derby. But Ben's dream is shattered when his father is killed in a car accident returning home with the newly built trolley. When cocky class-mate Shannon and his thuggish boy-racer older brother Shane who will stop at nothing to retain the trophy insult Ben's late dad, Ben is determined to enter the race and uphold the memory of his father.
Mircea has a 15-year-old daughter whose boyfriend is invited to dine with the family. He arrives early and they go to her bedroom. While watching TV, Mircea can hear his daughter moaning from her room. The dinner starts and Mircea finds out that the boyfriend supports a different football team.
Roller derby is the bond between individuals of every strain; the film-makers capture both on-track footage and elucidating moments before and after bouts.
Katie once left her parent's horse ranch behind her. Now, when her father is sick Katie has to return to the farm. She meets Cass, now a grown man whom she had a crush on as a kid.
The sights and sounds of the big game between Maribor and Olimpija.
1985. Georges is a born market vendor. As a driven salesman he sells anything, anytime, to anyone. When he hears that the Pope is coming to Belgium, he smells his chance. In addition to the grounds, where tens of thousands of believers will attend an open-air mass, Cafe Derby is for rent. Georges is sure to earn a small fortune. But his wife and five children are not convinced. It would be another move in too short a time. But as George puts his mind to something... Café Derby tells the tragicomic story of a cheerful but slightly dysfunctional family, inspired by true events. Café Derby is the first feature film by Lenny Van Wesemael, a production of Menuet.
Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But with becoming the coach of The Soccers, an already successful soccer team, everything changes.
Jasper is attending the Kentucky Derby and befriends an old racehorse. During the race, Jasper plays a violin solo that inspires the horse to win the race. The finale finds the horse enjoying the fruit of his victory - a mint-julep.
An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
The Battersea Bats are a gang of four kids who have their den in an abandoned building near the Thames, and they have a plan of action in mind because in about a week there is a soapbox derby being held, a contest they mean to win.
After the gang goes to the horse races, they decide to have a derby of their own.
A routine account of the 1913 Epsom Derby, one of many horse races that the Topical Budget newsreel covered that year, this film inadvertently made a contribution to the history of the suffragette movement by capturing the moment when activist Emily Davison was trampled by Anmer, King George V's horse, after she invaded the track.
Entertaining ensemble piece dealing with several characters who are on the way to the races on Derby day. It cleverly blends dramatic, romantic and comic elements, including the woman and lover who have murdered her husband, and the working class couple who are excited about their chance to go to the races, but end up listening to it on the radio in the car-park because they've got such a bad view.
Directed by Ian Russell.
Destruction Derby is a high energy look at the All-American tradition of the demolition derby. This documentary will take you behind the scenes exploring the refitted autos, the fanatical fans, the 'Mad Dog' drivers and the annual championship 'World Series of Demolition Derby' known as the Tournament of Destruction. Watch as slo-mo, computer animation and in-auto sensors take you as close to the action as most people would dare to get.
A local Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into overzealous rivals desperate to build the winning car. As egos swell, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color. While the dads are busy with outlandish gimmicks and sabotage, the underestimated scouts pull together and discover the true meaning of sportsmanship.
Another horse race with Julius riding a mechanical horse and Pete unsuccessfully trying to cheat to win.
A Mickey McGuire comedy short starring Mickey Rooney.
Mi Taylor was a young wanderer and opportunist whose father had given him "all the roads in the Kingdom" to travel. One of the roads, and a notation in his father's journal, leads him to the quiet English country-side home of the Brown family. The youngest daughter, Velvet, has a passion for horses and when she wins the spirited steed Pie in a town lottery, Mi is encouraged to train the horse...
In a world very much like our own, great race horses of the past have a chance to be reborn as "horse girls"—girls with the ears and tails of horses as well as their speed and endurance. The best of these horse girls go to train at Tokyo's Tracen Academy, hopefully moving on to fame and fortune as both racers and idols. Special Week, a high school horse girl from the countryside, has just transferred to Tracen, and she's determined to fulfill her promise to her mother to become the best horse girl in Japan. On her way to school, she takes a pit stop at the race track and instantly falls in love with Silence Suzuka's style, becoming determined to race on the same team as her.
Roller Derby Till I Die is a 13 part television documentary series following the lives of skaters from Europe’s number one Roller Derby league - the London Rollergirls. Roller Derby Till I Die lifts the lid on the UK derby scene by following the lives of 17 unique skaters to discover what it takes to be a roller girl.
Home Run Derby is a 1960 television show that was held at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles pitting the top sluggers of Major League Baseball against each other in nine-inning home run contests. The show was produced and hosted by actor/broadcaster Mark Scott and distributed by Ziv Television Programs. The series aired in syndication from January 9 to July 2, 1960 and helped inspire the Home Run Derby event that is now held the day before the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game. ESPN staged a revival of the show in 2003.
American Dream Derby is an American horse racing-themed reality show that aired on GSN. Eight one-hour episodes were produced, with the first two airing on January 10, 2005; the show then aired weekly through the February 21 finale. The series, hosted by Steve Santagati, featured twelve contestants competing for a grand prize of $250,000 and a stable of eight thoroughbred horses. Much of the horse racing in the series took place at Santa Anita Park. The general episode format involved three segments. First, an "Owner's Challenge" took place; the winner of the challenge got to sleep that night in the show's mansion rather than in the stables with the horses; the winner also got to choose some of the other contestants to join them. Those who did not make it to the mansion then competed in a "Stable Hands' Challenge." The winners of each of the two challenges then got to choose one of their opponents to face the "Guts Match". each chosen contestant then picked a horse from the stable to represent them in a heads-up match; the contestant who chose the losing horse was eliminated. The penultimate episode saw the final six trimmed to three via three Guts Matches, then a fourth Guts Match was run to determine which of the final three contestants got first pick for the final race. The live finale saw the three finalists, plus the five eliminated contestants who had received the highest viewers' call-in votes, choosing from the eight horses for the final race that determined the champion.