Born to Run (television) Two-part television show; aired on March 25 and April 1, 1979. Directed by Don Chaffey. An Australian youngster who shares a love for harness racing with his grandfather, a farmer who is going broke, finds a colt with wonderful promise. Despite some near-disasterous incidents along the way, the colt gets trained and goes on to win a big race that saves the farm. Released theatrically abroad in 1977. Stars Tom Farley (Matthew Boyd), Robert Bettles (Teddy Boyd), Andrew McFarlane (Doone Boyd).