Dark Horse, filmmaker Louise Osmond’s inspiring documentary, is all about triumph and its transience, and the will to pick up the pieces and carry on.
Set in a small town in Wales that fell into deep depression and near poverty status when its coal mines tanked, Dark Horse is the cinematic telling of the true tale of Janet Vokes, a local barmaid who decided she’d like to raise and race a thoroughbred. Just like that.
Without any prior experience, but with plenty of uncanny ingenuity, Vokes gets her at-first-reluctant friends and neighbors to pool their money to create a syndicate to buy, breed, train and race a horse.
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