Racing Stripes is a American family film, directed by Frederik Du Chau. It is similar in the style to Babe, in that the protagonist is a talking animal who lives on a farm and succeeds at an activity not expected of his species. In a rush to pack up during a thunderstorm, the Circus Sarano (a traveling circus) accidentally leaves behind a baby zebra. The foal is rescued by Nolan Walsh, a former Thoroughbred-racehorse trainer who retired when his wife Carolyn, a jockey, died in a racing accident a few years ago. Nolan takes the zebra home to his farm and leaves it under the care of his daughter Channing, who names him "Stripes".