- Awesome Music: The soundtrack by James Newton Howard is nothing short but gorgeous. Special mention goes to "The Final Three" and "Let 'Er Buck".
- Tear Jerker:
- Frank setting Hidalgo free to be with the other wild mustangs. Three words "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.
YMMV / Hidalgo