Ready to Run

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Ready to Run (Disney Channel Original Movie)

“Ready to Run” is a Disney Channel Original Movie that was released in 2000. It tells the story of a young girl named Corrie Ortiz (played by Krissy Perez) who dreams of becoming a jockey and riding her father’s racehorse, Thunder Jam, in the prestigious Kentucky Open. However, her father, who was once a successful jockey, is now retired and disapproves of her pursuing a career in horse racing.

Determined to prove herself, Corrie sets out on a journey to train Thunder Jam and compete in the race. Along the way, she faces challenges and obstacles, including the disapproval of her father and the skepticism of others who doubt her abilities as a young jockey.

With the help of her friends and some unexpected allies, Corrie learns the value of perseverance, courage, and following her dreams. She also discovers the true meaning of family and finds a way to bridge the gap with her father.

“Ready to Run” is a heartwarming and inspirational film that encourages viewers to pursue their passions and not be discouraged by obstacles or the opinions of others. It combines elements of sports, drama, and family themes, making it an engaging and relatable movie for audiences of all ages.

The film also features beautiful horse racing scenes and showcases the bond between Corrie and Thunder Jam, reinforcing the idea that determination and love can overcome any challenges.

“Ready to Run” has become a beloved classic among Disney Channel movies and remains a favorite for horse enthusiasts and fans of uplifting stories about following one’s dreams. It’s a reminder that with hard work, perseverance, and the support of loved ones, anyone can overcome their fears and accomplish their goals.

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  • Year Released: 2000
  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Movie Platform: Disney Channel Original Movie
  • IMDB Link


  • Krissy Perez: Corrie Ortiz
  • Jason Dohring: B. Moody
  • Lillian Hurst: Lourdes Ortiz
  • Jon Brazier: Max Garris
  • Nestor Serrano: Hector Machado
  • Theresa Saldana: Sonja Ortiz
  • Sinbad: Voice of “Hollywood Shuffle”
  • Paul Rodriguez: Voice of “T.J.”
  • Rick Ducommun: Voice of “Cyclone”
  • Cristian Guerrero: Gabby Ortiz
  • Mark Clare: James McCaffery
  • Stephen Tozer: Bob Bethell
  • Maggie Harper: Dr. Lucy Huckaby
  • Michael Saccente: Homer Flannigan
  • John Sumner: Supervisor Pete


  • Director: Duwayne Dunham
  • Producer: Margaret Hilliard

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