If you're like me you buy soundtracks because you liked what you heard while watching the movie. If you appreciated the music during the first forty minutes or so of Seabiscuit then buy the CD; you won't be disappointed. The soundtrack contains pretty much everything up until that point. Opening credits, Howards bike shop, Frankies demise, the backwoods racetracks where Red Pollard gets his start and pretty much every scene at Agua Caliente, including the all female band at the Molino Rojo brothel. It's when the major characters come together that the soundtrack starts to fall apart. The stirring piece from Red and Seabiscuits first win together is nowhere to be found. Track 10 may be titled Reds First Win but it should be called Reds Second Loss since it's the music from their defeat to Rosemont in the Hundred Grander, a piece so out of context with the rest of the themes it was only used that once in the film. The anxiety ridden complement to the match race is missing. Track 14-The Derby (what Derby?) starts out like the match race but there is no slow build up of tension and no release into Seabiscuits main theme as in the movie; instead it goes into that horrid Hundred Grander theme again after a brief pseudo match race intro. The lovely little guitar bit played while Red and the Biscuit are trotting around the tree during their healing days is another notable omission. You'd think Track 20-A Nice Ride would be the emotional final race at Santa Anita but it's not. It's actually the end credits sans "If I Had A Million Dollars", unfortunately. Overall, this CD is not a good representation of what on film is an excellent soundtrack.