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Old 26-08-2015, 04:14 PM   #1841
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Arrow National Velvet

1935 novel by Enid Bagnold..
"National Velvet" is the story of a 14-year-old girl named Velvet Brown, who rides her horse to victory in the Grand National steeplechase.. The horse which Velvet trains and rides in the Grand National is named The Piebald, because it is piebald colour...

International Velvet Official Trailer..

Her best friend is her father's assistant, Mi (Michael) Taylor, whose father – as Mrs. Brown's swimming coach – helped her cross the channel.. Mi formerly worked in stables and is familiar with the horse racing world.. One day they both watch The Piebald jump over a 5-foot-high cobbled fence to get out of a field. Mi says, in passing, that "a horse like that'd win the National".. Velvet becomes obsessed with winning the horse in an upcoming raffle and riding him to greatness..Running time 127 min..

A piebald mare..

The word "piebald" originates from a combination of "pie," from "magpie," and "bald", meaning "white patch" or spot..The reference is to the distinctive black-and white plumage of the magpie..In North American English, the term for this colouring pattern is pinto, with the specialized term "paint" referring specifically to a breed of horse with American Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred bloodlines in addition to being spotted, whereas pinto refers to a spotted horse of any breed..She shows enough talent to be selected for the British Olympic team, where she is the junior, but she does well under the stern guidance of Captain Johnson..Sarah lives up to her dream and enters the Olympic Three Day Event... name is Tyler..I had an accident, and I woke up in 73.. Am I mad, in a coma, or back in time?. Whatever's happened, it's like I've landed on a different planet...

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