2005 combination of live-action humans and FX-assisted talking animals (though like ''{{Film/Babe}}'' and ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'' the latter never talk to the former). A circus truck loses a baby zebra near the farm of a widowed former trainer (BruceGreenwood) and his teenage daughter Channing (Creator/HaydenPanettiere, in one of her [[RememberTheTitans several]] [[IcePrincess sports]]-[[BringItOn related]] [[{{Series/Heroes}} roles]]); the zebra, named Stripes (voiced by Hayden's brother Jansen as a baby, then by Frankie Muniz when he grows up), grows up believing he's a horse and wants to race ([[IncrediblyLamePun hence the title]]). On his side are a Shetland pony (voice of DustinHoffman) who's helped groom many successful horses, a sassy goat (voice of WhoopiGoldberg), a nervous big city pelican named Goose (voice of Joe Pantoliano) a pair of comic-relief flies (voices of David Spade and Steve Harvey). Not on his side are most of the ''real'' horses, especially champion Sir Trenton and his son Trenton's Pride (voices of Fred Dalton Thompson and Joshua Jackson).

Meanwhile, Channing wants to follow in her late mother's footsteps and become a jockey, but her dad doesn't want her to do so as that was what resulted in her mother becoming late to begin with (and in his giving up the sport of kings). Can our two diminutive heroes overcome adversity to triumph at the Kentucky Open?

!!This movie provides examples of:
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The theme song for the Japanese version is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGX9zdakYaE "I Will"]] by Hitomi Shimatani.
* AnimalAthleteLoophole
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Horses are faster and have greater endurance than zebras, thus a zebra would be at a disadvantage in a race at the very least, if it could win at all. For this reason they used horses painted like zebras for some shots.
* AshFace: Goose, after he destroys Chan's motorcycle, somehow causing it to ''[[EveryCarIsAPinto explode]]''. Then Goose, covered in ashes weakly walks back into the barn
-->'''Goose''': Ya see...Ya call the Goose... and ba-da-bing-- [''faints'']\\
'''Tucker''': [''laughs''] Bada-boom!
* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjGCyq1yOb4 Taking The Inside Rail]] by Sting.
* BabiesEverAfter
* CaliforniaDoubling: The state of Kentucky is played here by South Africa (primarily Pietermaritzburg).
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:After being defeated, Trenton's Pride invites Stripes to hang out.]]
* DoubleEntendre
--> Tucker (to Goose): With the size of that pecker, I should've known you'd be a big mouth.
* ExcusePlot: Non-video game example: they admit in the commentary the flies were basically there to give them a reason for certain camera angles, like around the hoofs and whatnot.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Almost literal, too.
* IncrediblyLamePun: The title.
* InterspeciesFriendship
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler: Stripes eventually hooks up with a horse and they have a foal together.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: "Not look back, and leave it all on the track!"
* NoodleIncident: Goose states he moved to Nolan's farm to escape other birds who for some reason have placed a hit on him.
-->'''Goose''': "Here's the whole risoto. I'm a hit-bird, who had a little mishap with Sammy Seagull, Freddie Flamingo, Johnny Storkanado. And now Sammy, Freddie and Johnny are all after me.
* ToiletHumor: Goose laments that his aim with his bird droppings isn't very good. At the end of the film, he succeeds in landing one of the villain.