Bluegrass Special, The (television) Television show, aired on May 22, 1977. Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. The story of Woodhill, an unruly racehorse, who catches the eye of Penny, a girl who wants to be a jockey. Penny uses kindness rather than the whip to train Woodhill and eventually prove that she and her horse are worthy to race in the Bluegrass Special. Stars William Windom, Celeste Holm, Davy Jones, Devon Ericson, James Gleason.