Krantz Stable Updates
- Published: July 30, 2003
- Written by Bryan Krantz
Seabiscuit has made the transition from best-selling novel to screen sensation. The story is about people, history and horse racing.
While Seabiscuit never raced at Fair Grounds, it’s easy to wrap the images of his story around the images of history created from the experience here of racing in New Orleans. While the story Laura Hillenbrand tells in her book is compellingly well told and the movie creates a “Hollywood” version of the tale, neither conveys the story as the words of the dean of sportswriters -- Grantland Rice’s column filed after the match race between Seabiscuit and War Admiral.
Click here to enjoy this reprint of his description of Seabiscuit’s greatness. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat to view the column.