Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios comes this list of fun facts about the cast, crew and making of Secretariat, the impossible true story starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich. Opening in theaters nationwide on October 8, be sure to check out all of our stills, facts, music videos and more from the film by following this bookmark.
Based on the remarkable true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.