The Mentalist

The Red Ponies

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 10/21/10
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  • Episode Description
  • The CBI team is called upon to look into the murder of a well-known jockey.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Simon Baker

    Patrick Jane

  • Robin Tunney

    Teresa Lisbon

  • Tim Kang

    Kimball Cho

  • Owain Yeoman

    Wayne Rigsby

  • Amanda Righetti

    Grace Van Pelt

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • 305

    By thefanof, Oct 23, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Lisbon: Jane, let's go. Now.
      Jane: I won the trifecta. I got a little cash to collect.
      Lisbon: (sarcastically) Cool. Go ahead, then. We have plenty of time.
      Jane: Okay.
      Lisbon: I'm kidding! Come on. Let's go.

    • Jane : Eh, the mysterious case of the jilted jockey.
      Lisbon: Don't be flippant. You think he's a jockey?
      Jane: I know he is.
      Rigsby: Why, because he's small?
      Jane: Small, bowlegged, hungry-thin in a thousand dollar jacket, deep tan from working outdoors, raccoon eyes from wearing goggles.

    • Jane: Where is everybody?

      Van Pelt: Oh. Somewhere else doing interesting things.

      Jane: Okay. Come on. Let's go.

      Van Pelt: Go where?

      Jane: Come on.

      Van Pelt: Wait. Did you okay this with Lisbon?

      Jane: I certainly did. What kind of question is that, anyway? It's almost like you don't trust me.

    • Lisbon: You took a terrible chance.

      Jane: Well, I figured the odds were 70-30. I was right. I wouldn't call that terrible. A betting man would call that risky, but certainly not terrible.

    • Rigsby: Well, I vote for whoever won at the track pays for pizza.

      Van Pelt: The results were thrown out. Jane didn't win anything.

      Rigsby: Nah, he's still got the money from the trifecta, the one, two, three.

      Jane: Well, ah, not so much. It cost a lot of money to win that. I had to cover every 3-way combination of every horse in the race. Cost me 5,000 dollars, and I only won 486 dollars.

      Van Pelt: Wait a minute. So... you can't read horses?

      Jane: Of course not. But it's always a good idea to seem like you know what you're talking about.

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode had 14.4 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Rudí kon (Red Horses)
      Germany: Schnell wie der wind (Fast as the wind)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 21, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: November 12, 2010 on Five/Five HD
      The Netherlands: December 9, 2010 on SBS 6
      Sweden: February 1, 2011 on TV3
      Australia: February 13, 2011 on Nine
      Germany: March 13, 2011 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: November 29, 2011 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: February 1, 2012 on TV Nova
      Poland: May 14, 2012 on TVN

    Trivia (1)

    • Christina Cox (Delinda Lecure) also guest starred in "Bones" episode titled "Death in the Saddle". She played a woman (Annie Oakley) who was involved in S&M acts with horse theme.

    Allusions (1)

    • In the opening teaser they find the body and Patrick says "Ah, the mysterious case of the jilted jockey". This is likely an allusion to the show/book "Perry Mason: The Case of the Jilted Jockey", written by Erle Stanley Gardner.

      When Lisbon asks why the victim was a "jilted" jockey, he responds that alliteration is always more fun. This is also likely a continuation of their brief homage to the Perry Mason franchise as many of the case names are alliterations.

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