DESERT ORCHID: THE GLORY YEARS (a.k.a. "DESERT ORCHID: LIVING WITH THE LEGEND" and "DESERT ORCHID: THE OFFICIAL STORY SO FAR...")
The champion, whose final victory touched the hearts of the nation, has become a folk hero and an English racing phenomenon. This feature charts DESERT ORCHID's extraordinary career and shows nine straight wins by him with Simon Sherwood aboard, leading up to and climaxing in the Gold Cup, as well as other thrilling races including the 1989 King George VI Rank Chase.
This film gives a unique insight into all the problems, expectations, hopes and fears involved in the preparation of a true champion for a new season, as those closest to the horse - owner, Richard Burridge; breeder, James Burridge; trainer, David Elsworth; jockey, Simon Sherwood and others - talk about this romantic, proud and utterly inspiring steeplechaser, DESERT ORCHID...the encapsulation of an English racing dream.
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||National Hunt / Jumps / Steeplechase|