The CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Association of America is currently offering a collection of rare black and white photographs of Seabiscuit on eBay, with the proceeds going to the charitable organization.
Seabiscuit, the summer blockbuster about the famous Depression-era racehorse, received seven Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture.
Despite a severe snowstorm along the East Coast, a large crowd attended the Thoroughbred Charities of America's 14th annual gala and auction Dec. 6, raising more than $1.5 million to aid retired Thoroughbreds.
Those who enjoyed the movie Seabiscuit can watch it at home before Christmas. On Dec. 16, the movie will be available on DVD and VHS.
Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand has been named the 2003 recipient of the Allaire C. du Pont Humanitarian Award from Thoroughbred Charities of America and writer Bill Nack will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Magazine Writing.
"Seabiscuit," the movie based on the best-selling book by Laura Hillenbrand, went over the $100-million revenue mark over the Labor Day weekend.
Gary Stevens, who miraculously escaped serious injury after being thrown by Storming Home a stride from the wire in the Arlington Million, has asked "Seabiscuit" author, Laura Hillenbrand, to update his condition to clear up some inaccuracies and let everyone know how he's doing.
They rolled out the red carpet on Fourth Street in Louisville, Ky. Saturday night for the much-anticipated premiere of Seabiscuit at the palatial Palace Theater. Blood-Horse senior correspondent Steve Haskin reviews the movie.
- By Ron Mitchell
I Two Step Too, a gelding who portrayed the famous Seabiscuit in the soon-to-be-released movie, brought a final bid of $12,000 when he was auctioned Saturday night at the Louisville, Ky. premiere of the Seabiscuit movie.
Laura Hillenbrand, who authored the widely acclaimed best-seller "Seabiscuit: An American Legend," has been named the 2001 winner of the Big Sport of Turfdom award, it was announced Wednesday by Bob Curran Jr., the president of the Turf Publicists of America.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- We have what should be a runaway winner in one of the divisions of the annual Eclipse Awards, which honor the equine and human champions of our sport. Whether it's an Award of Merit, which is given to a worthy individual nearly every year, or a Special Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement when warranted, Laura Hillenbrand is deserving.
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