We at BetVictor wanted to understand just what it takes for a thoroughbred racehorse to win a race. Our documentary investigates the process behind the scenes and the people that put the work into preparing and readying a horse to reach the track.
We seek the views and question some of the very best in the business. The film opens with shots of the famous Lambourne schooling grounds, home to a number of top trainers including BetVictor ambassador Jamie Snowden.
Jamie has trained over 150 winners since he started out. Prior to that, he worked for some of the biggest names in racing including Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson, both of whom have been Champion trainer on multiple occasions. We see behind the scenes at Jamie’s fantastic Folly House yard and hear all about his day-to-day desire to get the very best from his string.
When exploring just what it takes to make a winner, a visit to Ireland to see one of the greatest trainers to ever grace the sport was essential. Aidan O’Brien has won just about every top-class Flat race in the UK and Ireland. His pursuit for excellence is unrivalled; achievements such as winning the Derby seven times sets him apart from anyone else in his field.
We also see shots taken from the famous Coolmore Stud, home to many of Aidan’s former stars who now spend their days trying to produce future talent to follow in their hoofprints.
BetVictor are also proud to be associated with both Rachael Blackmore and Nicola Currie. We gain valuable insight from these two top riders about the part they play in both the development of a horse reaching the track and their roles on race day. We explore how both came to be involved in the sport and discuss some of their finest achievements to date.
Rachael has excelled in Ireland, finishing second in the Irish Jockeys Championship last season, whilst Nicola has ridden on the biggest stage of them all for Flat riders – Royal Ascot, the most famous race meeting on the planet.
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