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New Documentary From Louise Osmond - Dark Horse
By James W, Wednesday 14th January 2015

An inspirational and life affirming true story, Dark Horse, directed by Louise Osmond which receives its World Premiere at Sundance this January, will be released in the UK and Ireland on 17th April through Picturehouse Entertainment.

Dark Horse tells the larger than life true story of how a barmaid in a former mining village in South Wales bred a racehorse, Dream Alliance, on her allotment that went on to become a champion. Jan had successfully bred dogs and birds and believed she could do the same with a different animal – though she knew nothing about racing and had never been on a horse. Convincing a handful of locals to part with £10 a week for her scheme, she found a thoroughbred mare with a terrible racing record for £300, a stallion past his best, put them together and – against all the odds – bred a winner.

It’s an audacious tale of luck and chance and beating the odds; a story of how a gaggle of working class folk from the Welsh Valleys took on the racing elite, broke through class and financial barriers, and brought hope and pride back to their depressed community.

Dark Horse is Osmond’s fifth theatrical documentary with her first being the award winning Deep Water in 2006. She is joined by producer Judith Dawson, director of photography Benjamin Kracun (For Those in Peril) and editor Joby Gee (For No Good Reason).


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