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Paramount film “Let It Ride”1989 Racing vintage shot on location @ the past due “Hialeah Race Track”, Florida
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Eddessa_Knight with Racing Light
“Jay Cronley used to be one in all my heroes. And in case you are a horseplayer like me then he almost certainly used to be to you too. He wrote a unique “Good Vibes” that used to be was the film “Let It Ride” which to me is the quintessential horse racing flick.
Cronley, 73, passed on to the great beyond closing Sunday from a center assault. He used to be a columnist for the Tulsa Tribune, Tulsa World and for espn.com. But we knew him from “Let It Ride.”
To some, films like Phar Lap and Seabiscuit are on the best of horse racing movie heap. But for me, it’s palms down “Let It Ride.” There isn’t a yr long gone via since its unencumber in 1989 that I haven’t watched it. Again and once more.
Sometimes a film simply falls into position. As if the script used to be written for each and every explicit actor or actress. I will be able to’t consider any person however Richard Dreyfuss, Jennifer Tilly, David Johansen or Terri Garr taking part in their precise roles.
In truth, Cronley wrote in a 2001 espn.com piece that the difference from novel to special display used to be “just right. It is the novel.”
“Let It Ride” is set a down and out horseplayer Jay Trotter, performed via Dreyfuss, who at some point has an epiphany of types on the race monitor. Trotter can not lose. It is a dream all horseplayers have had.
There are such a lot of quotable traces however probably the most steadily used is also “You could be walking around lucky … and not even know it.” It is the solution to why you will have to position a gamble on a daily basis of your lifestyles.
Cronley identified slightly recognized truth about “Let It Ride.” The manufacturer used to be Ned Dowd who “liked to gamble.” That is going within the plus column as a large take a look at mark.”
Dowd’s sister Nancy wrote the screenplay for each “Let It Ride” and for the film “Slap Shot,” which is a hockey comedy primarily based upon her brother’s occupation as a minor-league participant. There is a smartness to “Slap Shot” and “Let It Ride” on account of the gifted folks concerned with the flicks in truth having lived the lifestyles.
Cronley has stated that “Let It Ride” is primarily based upon a real tale. One day at Will Rogers Downs Cronley wrote he gained the entire pool for a trifecta one race after which part of the trifecta pool for the following race. He actually did let it journey.