​     Academy Award Winner Joe Pesci returns from a nearly seven year hiatus from the screen to star in and narrate BEHIND THE GATE.  The legendary actor is no stranger to the sport of Horse Racing.  He is both an owner and breeder and has been around the sport his entire life.

 

    Boxing Legend Oscar De La Hoya was at the track long before he was a six time world boxing champion.  He gives his insights into the sport and into the industry from the enviable perch as one of the leading men in sports and as a certifiable success in business.

 

Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens is one of the most successful Jockeys in the history of the sport.    After returning to to the saddle after a long retirement, Stevens took the Preakness in 2013 and looks for even more success as he continues his career.  His gives his take on the sport in BEHIND THE GATE.

 

​     You can't discuss racing without discussing Ron McAnally.  As one of the most successful trainers in the history of racing, Hall of Fame Trainer McAnally gives his insights into the sport.  He also discusses his time with one of the greatest legends in Horse Racing, John Henry.

 

     Co-Writer, Director of Photography, Post Production Supervisor Del Weston has created projects for clients around the globe and continues his winning streak of award winning films and projects with one of his favorites of all time, Behind The Gate.

 

     Meghann Giardino has the entertainment industry in her blood.  She is the granddaughter of the legendary Slim Pickens and  she has been around entertainment since birth.  As co-producer on Behind The Gate she brings her unique skills and talents to the production.

     Daryle Ann Lindley Giardino is very close to being Horse Racing Royalty.  The daughter of famed actor Slim Pickens has been riding horses longer than she has been walking.   Along with her husband, Mark Giardino, she has Executive Produced the definitive film on the sport of Horse Racing.

 

​     Mark Giardino knows entertainment and he knows the Sport of Kings.  It was his love of the horse, the greatest athlete on the planet, that led him to Exeutive Produce BEHIND THE GATE.  The Owner and Breeder gives his estimable knowledge on all the Horse Racing in this film.  

 

​     Dwight Hicks is a two time Super Bowl Champion, an All Star football champ and a fan of the sport of Horse Racing.

     He gives his opinions on the industry, the sport, the gambler and of course the athletes he loves and has watched his entire life on and off the field.

      Doug O'Neill won the Santa Anita Derby and almost won the Triple Crown with his world famous horse, I'll Have Another.  In BEHIND THE GATE, we follow the trainer and the horse through the ups and downs that come with success in one of the toughest sports known to man.

 

     Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert has made a mark in the sport of racing that not many trainers can claim.  He has more visits to the Winner's Circle than almost any other trainer in Horse Racing today.  In BEHIND THE GATE, he talks about his racing, his experiences and shares a few humorous moments.

 

     Paul Lo Duca is a professional baseball player with an outstanding career on and off the field.  After retirement, he has effortlessly moved to the world of Horse Racing as both an owner and an on air personality for TVG.  You can see him on television daily all across the country.