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WATCH: One of the worst “hook” jobs you’ll ever see by a jockey in racing

 

'I could have won, but my jockey kept pulling me back: Something fishy went on in that race!'

10 Best Horse Racing Movies Ever: Ride Like a Girl – The Michelle Payne Story

In what’s promising the be one of the best horse racing, if not sports movies in general, ever made, judging off the two trailers that have been released to date, Ride Like A Girl, is set to hit the big screens this September, ride in the midst of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival / Melbourne Cup, in which jockey Michelle Payne, in 2015, wrote her name forever into Australian cultural folklore beccomming the first ever female jockey to win “The Race that Stops the Nation” the Melbourne Cup.

We take a look at the upcoming All-Aussie filmed & produced feature as well as some of the other all time best horse racing movies ever from across the globe.

Our tip for this movie is that’ll it’ll be a classic & a box-office smash!

Transmission Films has dropped a new trailer for Rachel Griffiths’ directed, Michelle Payne biopic Ride Like A Girl.

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As a little girl, Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer) dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup — horse-racing’s toughest two-mile race.

The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy (Sam Neill). She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream.

But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.

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Directed by Rachel Griffiths, Ride Like a Girl stars Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Stevie Payne, Sullivan Stapleton and Genevieve Morris.

Ride Like a Girl is in cinemas from September 26, 2019.

 

HERE ARE THE OFFICIAL ‘RIDE LIKE A GIRL’ MOVIE TRAILERS:

 

10 Best Horse Racing Movies Ever Made

NEW #1 Ride Like A Girl ???

 

1. Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit is a 2003 American biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film based on the best-selling non-fiction book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The film is loosely based on the life and racing career of Seabiscuit, an undersized and overlooked thoroughbred race horse, whose unexpected successes made him a hugely popular media sensation in the United States during the Great Depression.

 

2. Secretariat

Secretariat is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Randall Wallace. The film chronicles the life of thoroughbred race horse Secretariat, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973. Diane Lane portrays Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, and John Malkovich plays the trainer, Lucien Laurin. Filming took place on location in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, and around Lafayette, Louisiana and Carencro, Louisiana. The film was released on October 8, 2010.

 

3. 50 to 1

50 to 1 is a 2014 American drama film based on the true story of Mine That Bird, an undersized thoroughbred racehorse that won the 2009 Kentucky Derby in one of the biggest upsets in the history of the race. The film received a limited release on March 21, 2014. It was directed by Jim Wilson, who also co-wrote the script with Faith Conroy, and it stars Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane and William Devane. Jockey Calvin Borel, who rode Mine that Bird to his upset Derby win, plays himself in the film.

 

4. Dreamer

Dreamer is a 2005 American family drama film starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, inspired by the true story of an injured Thoroughbred racehorse named Mariah’s Storm. The film was written and directed by John Gatins, marking his directorial debut.

 

5. Phar Lap

Phar Lap is a 1983 film about the racehorse Phar Lap. The film starred Tom Burlinson and was written by famous Australian playwright David Williamson.

 

6. The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion is a 1979 American film based on the 1941 classic children’s novel The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. It tells the story of Alec Ramsay, who is shipwrecked on a deserted island with a wild Arabian stallion whom he befriends. After being rescued, they are set on entering a race challenging two champion horses. The film is adapted by Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg and William D. Wittliff. It is directed by Carroll Ballard. The movie stars Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton, and the Arabian horse Cass Ole. The film features music by Carmine Coppola, the father of Hollywood producer Francis Ford Coppola, who was the executive producer of the film.

 

7. Ruffian

Ruffian is an American made-for-television movie that tells the story of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame Champion thoroughbred filly Ruffian who went undefeated until her death after breaking down in a nationally televised match race at Belmont Park on July 6, 1975 against the Kentucky Derby winner, Foolish Pleasure. Made by ESPN Original Entertainment, the film is directed by Yves Simoneau and stars Sam Shepard as Ruffian’s trainer, Frank Whiteley. The producers used four different geldings in the role of Ruffian. Locations for the 2007 film included Louisiana Downs in Shreveport, Louisiana and Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

 

8. Let It Ride

Let It Ride is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Joe Pytka and starring Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Teri Garr, Jennifer Tilly, Cynthia Nixon and Robbie Coltrane. It was written by Nancy Dowd and based on the novel Good Vibes by Jay Cronley. The story’s light comedy is centered on a normally unsuccessful habitual gambler who experiences a day in which he wins every bet he places, and focuses on the personality contrasts and the perpetually upbeat, hopeful attitudes of losers.

 

9. Racing Stripes

Racing Stripes is a 2005 American sports comedy-drama family film, directed by Frederik Du Chau, produced by Alcon Entertainment, distributed by Summit Entertainment and Warner Bros. and stars Hayden Panettiere, Bruce Greenwood, Wendie Malick, M. Emmet Walsh, Frankie Muniz, Dustin Hoffman, Whoopi Goldberg, Mandy Moore, Steve Harvey, David Spade, Jeff Foxworthy, Joe Pantoliano, Fred Dalton Thompson, Joshua Jackson, Michael Rosenbaum, Snoop Dogg, Jansen Panettiere, Frankie Ryan Manriquez, Kyle Alcazar with Gary Bullock and Michael Clarke Duncan.

 

10. Dead Cert

Dead Cert is a 1974 crime film directed by Tony Richardson. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Dick Francis.

 

WATCH: 2018 Melbourne Cup runner up, terrific in French Gr1! – On Target for 2019!

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2018 Melbourne Cup runner up, MARMELO, was terrific in French Group 1 overnight, the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud over the unsuitable 2400m trip.

The Hughie Morrison trained galloper is bang on target for the 2019 Melbourne Cup, which Morrison & connections have confirmed is again his main aim in 2019!

BET NOW Ladbrokes have MARMELO rated currently as a $26 chance. BET NOW

 

WATCH THE 2019 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud HERE:

 

SEE MARMELO’S TERRIFIC 2018 Melbourne Cup RUNNER-UP EFFORT HERE:

REPLAYS: This week’s international Group 1 Races

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT WEEK’S GROUP 1 RACES:

Doomben Cup AUS DOO 18 May 2019 2000 Meters (T) 3U $A 650,000 (*$458,380) G1
Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes ENG NBY 18 May 2019 8 Furlongs (T) 4U £ 350,000 (*$448,000) G1
Preakness S. USA PIM 18 May 2019 9.5 Furlongs (D) 03 $ 1,500,000 G1
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) JPN TOK 19 May 2019 2400 Meters (T) 03
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¥ 238,600,000 (*$2,178,418) G1

Winx primed for Chipping Norton Stakes

Chris Waller says what you see with Winx is what you get and he expects to see the same in the Chipping Norton Stakes as he has the past 30 times she has been to the races.

The champion will be out to win Saturday’s Group One Chipping Norton (1600m) at Randwick for the fourth successive time, equalling Tie The Knot’s winning sequence from 1999 to 2002.

Her trainer is not taking a win for granted but knows as long as he gets her to the track fit and well, she will do the rest barring bad luck.

“What you see is what you get with her. She is just a class act,” Waller said.

“People are understanding how hard it is to win 30 in a row.

“You don’t do it by being the best horse on one day but by being the best over three or four years.

“She has overcome track conditions, barrier draws, slow starts, wide runs you name it – that’s Winx.”

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The mare claimed her 30th successive win in the Apollo Stakes on February 16, beating the gallant Happy Clapper, winner of last season’s Epsom Handicap–Doncaster Mile double over the famous 1600m-course at Randwick.

The Waller stable is likely to supply most of the Chipping Norton field.

“We will nominate Patrick Erin, Egg Tart, Unforgotten, Libran, Brimham Rocks, Winx and might back up with D’Argento,” Waller said.

D’Argento finished last of 11 runners in Saturday’s Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield, 6-1/2 lengths from the winner Avilius.

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The Chipping Norton is expected to be the third last time Winx will grace the track with just the George Ryder and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in her diary before she is retired.

“I haven’t started counting down the days but I am counting down the runs,” Waller said.

“I’m just trying to have her the same as she has been the last 18 months, from her third Cox Plate onwards really.

“I doubt she can be even better.

“She hasn’t changed a lot. She is still dominant.

“Unless something is there to test her we will see the same horse as last preparation.

WATCH: AUSSIE G1 WINNER COMIN’ THROUGH FLOPS AGAIN IN DUBAI

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AUSSIE G1 WINNER COMIN’ THROUGH FLOPS AGAIN IN DUBAI

 

 

AUSTRALIAN GROUP 1 WINNER COMIN’ THROUGH WILL SURELY HAVE HIS MISSION OF RACING ON DUBAI WORLD CUP NIGHT AT MEYDAN RACECOURSE, DUBAI, ABORTED AFTER ANOTHER TERRIBLE EFFORT THIS TIME IN THE GROUP 2. 1600M ZABEEL CLASSIC WON BY THE GODOLPHIN / CHARLIE APPLEBY / WILLIAM BUICK MYSTICAL MAGIC.

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COMIN’ THROUGH RACED WELL LAST AUTUMN AND INTO THE WINTER IN AUSTRALIA, CULMINATING WITH A WELL OVERDUE GROUP 1 WIN IN BRISBANE’S DOOMBEN CUP.

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BUT HIS OVERSEAS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN A TRAINWRECK. HE WENT TO HONG KONG TO RUN ON HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL DAY AT SHA TIN IN DECEMBER AND WAS TERRIBLE BUT TRAINER CHRIS WALLER DECIDED TO PUSH ON TO DUBAI. SINCE ARRIVING IN THE UAE HE’S PUT IN TWO MORE SHOCKERS, BUT HIS EFFORT . IN THE ZABEEL MILE WAS A NEW LOW POINT IN HIS CAREER.WALLER’S REPRESENTATIVE IN DUBAI SAID PRE-RACE THEY’D HOPE HE’D RUN WELL ENOUGH TO PUSH ON AND RUN WORLD CUP NIGHT BUT AFTER TONIGHT’S SHOWING SURELY IT’S A BRIDGE TOO FAR TO ASK HIM TO RUN IN A GR1 GIVEN THE TERRIBLE FORM HE’S BEEN IN SINCE DEPARTING AUSTRALIA.

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2018 LONGINES WORLD HORSE RACING AWARDS

2018

LONGINES

WORLD HORSE RACING AWARDS

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2018: WORLD’S BEST RACE HORSE

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=1ST – WINX (130)

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=1ST – CRACKSMAN (130)

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3RD – ACCELERATE (128)

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2018: WORLD’S BEST HORSE RACE

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WATCH: WINX TRIBUTE – WORLD’S CO-BEST HORSE 2018

WATCH:

WINX TRIBUTE 

WORLD’S CO-BEST HORSE 2018

 

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