Dark Horse

dark-horseIn 2000, a group of working class people from a depressed mining community in South Wales conceived the idea of organising a syndicate to breed a racehorse: drinkers in the bar would get a share in return for a weekly £10 sub.  This is the true unlikely story of Dream Alliance, the racehorse raised on the local allotments who rose through the ranks to win the Welsh Grand National.  Director Osmond uses old amateur video footage and TV excerpts to emphasize the truly amazing feats of the horse and its owners. The clash of cultures when the villagers encounter the millionaire owners and race-goers provides some gentle comedy but the predominant theme is that of determination and perseverance against the odds.

Cert PG – UK 2015 – Director: Louise Osmond
Running time: 86 minutes – Language: English
Cast: Jan Vokes, Brian Vokes, Howard Davies