January 14, 2005
Nolan Walsh lives on a farm with his daughter, Channing. Her mother died many years ago as she raced on a thoroughbred horse. As his wife's trainer, Nolan lives with the guilt of her death every day. As a local circus leaves town, a small zebra is left behind in Nolan's care. Channing falls in love with her new zebra, named Stripes. She trains him and realizes he is truly fast on his legs. Channing wants to ride and race Stripes at the local racing track, but Nolan is afraid for her safety. She eventually convinces him of her abilities and Stripes begins a unique zebra racing career. With the entire farm animal community behind him, Stripes finds competition with the true racing horses: the thoroughbreds. Stripes must make a name for himself to remain in the racing community.