Dark Horse

"A heartwarming true story that has been expertly crafted into an irresistible, emotion-charged documentary."
Allan Hunter, Screen Daily
Audience Award - World Cinema Documentary - 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Synopsis

Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the 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.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 84 min
Year: 2014

CREDITS

CAST
Brian Vokes ()
Jan Vokes ()
Tony Kerby ()
DIRECTED BY
Louise Osmond

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Director Louise Osmond. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Dark Horse. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Jan Vokes. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Jan Vokes; Breeder and originator of syndicate Brian Vokes; Breeder. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Jan Vokes; Breeder and originator of syndicate. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Brian Vokes; Breeder. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Howard Davies; Founder member of Syndicate. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Howard Davies Founder member of Syndicate. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Sarah Hobbs. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Tony Kerby; Syndicate member. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Tony Kerby; Syndicate member. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Angela Davis; Syndicate member. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Maureen Jones; Syndicate member. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Andy Smith; Bookmaker. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Dream on Gallops ridden by Clare S. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Brian Vokes; Breeder. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Jockey Will Biddick. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
James with pony. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: James and Wendy Adams with pony. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Shot of extras in Con Minoli Bookies watching racing. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Brian Vokes; Breeder and originator of syndicate. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Brian Vokes; Breeder. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Howard Davies; Founder member of Syndicate, Derek Williams and Eddie Thomas. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Brian Vokes; Breeder Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Clare S and Dream. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.