COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE MELBOURNE CUP
Brilliantly produced and exciting to watch, just because of the thrilling feats of the horses themselves. This film follows several teams, revealing the relations necessary between horse, trainer and jockey to withstand the pressures of this grueling race.
The jockeys, the trainers, the fashions, the politics - it's the southern hemisphere's richest handicap in the world, a race which brings Australia and New Zealand to a halt on the first Tuesday each November. It's the Melbourne Cup over a torturous 3200 meters at Flemington, the ultimate Australian race for any horse to win. If you can say you've won the Cup you are part of Australian folklore.
But it is more than a race; it's also a festival involving people, fashions and pageantry. It's all here from the beginning in 1861 - the joy and the tears, the happiness and the heartbreak - the ultimate racing odyssey for anyone with even a scant interest in the turf. Nearly 3 hours of complete Melbourne Cup history!
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||Australian & New Zealand Flat Racing|