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A double DVD.
Flat Racing:
Clare Balding concentrates on the flat racing scene, counting down the 25 greatest races ever run. An amazing selection from Sea Biscuit’s defeat of War Admiral in 1938 to Persian Punch’s emotional third triumph in the Jockey Club Cup at Newmarket and High Chaparral’s amazing victory in the 2003 Breeders’ Cup meeting – the closest ever.

Interspersed we have the likes of Mill Reef and Secretariat, Grundy and Shergar and Royal Academy and Cigar, amazing horses from around the flat racing world. This official double DVD tells the story of Best Mate and those involved with him, including trainer Henrietta Knight, jockey Jim Culloty and owner Jim Lewis.
Best Mate quickly became the 'People's Champion' following his successive Gold Cup victories at Cheltenham in 2002, 2003 and 2004. His first race win in Britain was also at Cheltenham in 1999. It was therefore fiiting that a ceremony, following his tragic death at Exeter on November 1st 2005, was held at Cheltenham on December 10th.

Best Mate had become the first horse since Arkle in the 1960's to win three successive Gold Cups. He then established himself as the most popular race horse in Britain since Desert Orchid. A burst blood vessel meant that he was unable to defend his crown at Cheltenham in 2005. But, despite looking in great condition, Best Mate sadly Best Mate died during his seasonal return at Exeter.

This programme offers an insight into a wonderful, and much loved race horse.

Disc 1 tells his life story, whilst Disc 2 is a record of his National Hunt races. Clare Balding reveals the everyday lives of the racing community of Lambourn.
The West Berkshire town of Lambourn, often called 'The Valley of the Racehorse', is unique in that almost the whole community is involved in horseracing. This observational documentary series, presented by Clare Balding, takes a look at the everyday lives of the racing fraternity - from top jockeys and trainers such as Henrietta Knight and Mick Channon, down to the stable lads and saddlers.

It takes in the highs and lows of the season's meetings, the foaling period and a behind the scenes look at the day-to-day running of some of the country's top stables. Documentary chronicling the history of horse racing. Features a consideration of both flat racing and major jumping events.
Lameness in the Horse Video.
Note--Only for NTSC video machines which are usually sold in the US & Canada Selecting the Racehorse Using the Airflows Factors The Best of the Breeders' Cup. A Great Video with the all the races from 1984 to 1993 Conformation: How to Buy a Winner with Bob Baffert explaining how to succeed at picking winners early on First Aid for Horses Owning Thoroughbreds Sales Preparation The Insider's Guide to Buying Thoroughbreds at Auction
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