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  1. SeabiscuitCharacters History Through Film Mr. Clark

  2. Charles Howard Tom Smith “Red” Pollard

  3. John “Red” Pollard

  4. “Red” Pollard • Depression child • Abandoned by family • Struggles (homeless, failed jockey, boxer) • Travels to Mexico • Discovered by Smith • Jockey for Seabiscuit

  5. Charles Howard

  6. Charles Howard • Bike mechanic • Buick salesman (successful) • Loses child and wife (Depression) • Vacations in Mexico • Marries Marcella • Purchases Seabisuit • Assembles “team”

  7. Tom Smith

  8. Tom Smith • Cowboy • Loses frontier • Travels with Wild West show • Rescues injured horse • Hired by Howard as trainer • Trains Seabiscuit • Hires Pollard

  9. Seabiscuit “Red” Pollard Tom Smith

  10. Marcella Howard

  11. Marcella Howard • Young & single • Meets Howard in Mexico • Relationship with Howard • Marries Howard • Introduces him to horses

  12. George Woolf

  13. George Woolf • Most famous and successful jockey in America at this time • Nicknamed the “Iceman” • Wealthy, successful, dresses well • Opposite of Pollard • friends/rivals with Pollard

  14. Tick Tock McLaughlin

  15. Tick Tock McLaughlin • Radio announcer • Announces horse races, primarily on West Coast • Sound effects

  16. Seabiscuit

  17. Seabiscuit • Grandson of Man O’ War (won 20 of 21; one of greatest horses ever) • Son of Hard Tack (talented but mean) • “damaged” and angry • Tossed aside • Purchased by Howard • Inspires average Americans