* AwesomeMusic: The soundtrack by Music/JamesNewtonHoward is nothing short but gorgeous. Special mention goes to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_attoUPYmlY "The Final Three"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItmBD6WdJGA "Let 'Er Buck"]].
* TearJerker: Frank [[spoiler:setting Hidalgo free to be with the other wild mustangs]]. Three words [[CallBack "Let'er buck...".]]
** The on the first day of the race, a random horse breaks its leg and the rider is forced to stab it in the heart. You can see he's heartbroken over it.