Run for the Roses (film)

Run for the Roses (also known as The Thoroughbreds) is a 1977 American drama film about horse-racing directed by Henry Levin and starring Vera Miles, Stuart Whitman and Panchito Gómez.

Run for the Roses
Directed byHenry Levin
Produced byMario Crespo
Written byMimi Avins
Joseph G. Prieto
StarringVera Miles
Stuart Whitman
Panchito Gómez
Henry Brandon
Lisa Eilbacher
Sam Groom
Music byRaúl Lavista
CinematographyRaúl Domínguez
Edited byAlfredo Rosas Priego
Pan American Films
Distributed byKodiak Films
Release date
  • June 1977 (1977-06)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States


A young boy named Juanito Hernandez befriends and nurses back to health a horse that undergoes an operation. When the horse recovers, owner Clarissa Stewart and her trainer, Charlie, come to believe Juanito's hunch that the recovered horse now has a good chance to win the Kentucky Derby.



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