Tim Robbins' performance as Andy Dufresne in 'The Shawshank Redemption' is truly one of the most emotionally vulnerable performances in recent movie history.
A man wrongfully accused of murder, sent to the brutal Shawshank prison, Dufresne eventually conspires to escape by crawling through a mile of human waste to freedom and begins a new life in Mexico, forming a bond with Morgan Freeman's Red. It's a beautiful, heartfelt story and one of Stephen King's most celebrated adaptations.
So, why was it trending on Twitter today? Did people just all of a sudden decide to reminisce on what a great movie it was? No, not really. Actually, it had nothing whatsoever to do with 'The Shawshank Redemption' at all.
It had to do with a racehorse. Yes, really.
ANDY DUFRESNE the very impressive winner of the P.S. Supplies Doors & Floors Maiden Hurdle returns to the parade ring under jockey Mark Walsh for trainer @gelliott_racing in the colours of JP McManus pic.twitter.com/Y7gzM9eZvw
— Navan Racecourse (@NavanRacecourse) November 10, 2019
The Navan Racecourse Maiden Hurdle was won by a horse named Andy Dufresne. That's literally it. The horse made its hurdling debut with jockey Mark Walsh, and did so with relative ease and a clear cruise.
Mystery solved, so.