Little House on the Prairie

Season 3 Episode 4

The Race

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Oct 11, 1976 on NBC

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  • With Bunny once again returned to her, Laura decides to enter an important local race. Nellie is writhing with jealousy and Harriet buys her a stunning thoroughbred to placate her and help her win.

    A much-anticipated local horse race brings in 7 entries until Harriet, hell bent on making sure that Nellie wins, buys her an expensive thoroughbred from Sleepy Eye to give her the edge. Five other riders, seeing Nellie's magnificent beast, soon pull out, which leaves just Nellie and Laura who will, of course, be riding Bunny. To sweeten the stakes, Harriet donates a silver bowl which once belonged to her mother as the prize, convinced that Nellie will win it anyway, but Nellie is too lazy to exercise and take care of her horse properly, whereas Laura has Bunny in tip top condition.

    On race day, it is Laura and Bunny who win out, but Laura generously refuses to accept Harriet's mother's silver cup as she knows how much it means to her.

    A fine piece of work by all the actors, especially the two 'rivals'.