What makes a thoroughbred? This PBS documentary focuses on an assortment of horses (and people) in the year preceding the 2009 Kentucky Derby, exploring the ways in which competitive animals are bred, nurtured, and brought into racing. Visiting locations as diverse as Kentucky and Dubai, the program offers an affectionate tribute to the beauty and dignity of the equine elite. 105 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); featurettes.