KING GEORGE VI and QUEEN ELIZABETH DIAMOND STAKES
Plus news making events such as LESTER PIGGOT's seven King George wins and most famous of all - what became known as, "The Race of the Century" - the legendary contest between BUSTINO and GRUNDY in 1975; hear the roar of the crowd as they become locked in a dual that finished both their careers. Amongst other highlights are the wonderful gray race mare owned by Prince Ali Khan, PETITE ETOILE (who was actually runner-up to AGGRESSOR under a poorly-judged ride from Lester Piggott).
As a supreme test of the finest horses, Ascot's Diamond Stakes is the truest in Europe. Since its first running in 1951, it has overwhelmingly succeeded in its purpose - to bring together in competition top class horses from different generations and different countries over a distance requiring both speed and stamina - only in this way can a true champion be crowned. With film of the first race all the way through 1989 - this is a unique and fascinating insight into the history of the Diamond Stakes - one of the most popular and celebrated events in Europe's racing calendar.
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||European Flat Racing|