Dark Horse

23 Sept 2015

Director: Louise Osmond



85 min

Dark Horse is the fascinating, emotional and inspirational true story of how residents in the former mining community of Cefn Fforest pulled together to pursue a collective dream. Local barmaid, Jan, overhears a pub regular talking about the time when he owned a share in a racehorse. Jan decides to team up with the pub regular and her husband in order to breed a prize-winning racehorse. They pair a thoroughbred mare with an ageing stallion and raise the resulting foal, named Dream Alliance, on their allotment. Uniting other villagers, Jan and her team form a syndicate to fund the raising and training of the foal. They go on to shock and astonish the racing establishment by competing in the Welsh Grand National.

Winner of Audience Award Sundance Film Festival 2015