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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. New Video in VHS PAL ! The Real Tony McCoy !..Click to buyNew DVD ! The Real Tony McCoy !..Click to buyThe Frankie Dettori Horsing Around video in VHS PAL.....Click to buy
New Video in VHS PAL ! Great Gold Cups from the Cheltenham Festival.....Click to buyNew Video in VHS PAL ! The Festival Favourites from the Cheltenham Festival.....Click to buyNew Video in VHS PAL ! Great Champion Hurdlers from the Cheltenham Festival....Sea Pigeon, Night Nurse, See You Then.......Click to buy New! The Mill Reef video. Click to buyNew! The Sir Ivor video. Click to buyNew! A video celebrating the magnificent achievements of the great Triple Crown winner Nijinsky. New! A video celebrating the magnificent achievements of the great Arkle. New! A video celebrating the magnificent achievements of the great Dancing Brave.New! The story on video of Richard Dunwoody. Click to buy
Willie Carson's Greatest Races---Willie's account of his greatest races Dettori vs Piggott - who would have won. A recent video released in 2000 Frankie Dettori's Magnificent Feat of Riding 7 winners through the card at Ascot--Re-live the moments with him A great video detailing Lester's 30 Classic winners in the UK, his career and an interview with Sir Peter O'Sullevan.
Narrated by Derek Thompson of Channel 4 John Francome Greatest Races---See why he is still called the Greatest Jockey over Jumps Desert Orchid--The Glory Years. Narrated by his owner, Richard BurridgeOne Man--The Horse of a Lifetime. Watch this charismatic English racing champion win his races
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