Louise Osmond’s documentary is set in a former mining village in Wales, against the backdrop of the current recession, this is a truly inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse.
Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners – for whom he’s become a source of inspiration and hope – he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
Verdict: Few stories hold an audiences attention as this one and it truly is a delightful rags-to-riches story. ****
This film will be shown at The Harbour Club, Portscatho, on Tuesday 22nd September