Sky channel 280
Black Caviar documentary to air on H&C
By Victoria Spicer on 24th-Jul-2012
Never has an Australian racehorse captured the British public’s imagination like wondermare Black Caviar, the best sprinter in the world. And now the story of this stunning mare is about to hit our screens in two half hour programmes exclusively on Horse & Country TV.
Back to the start
Part one, Australian Story: Black Caviar goes back to where it all started – at a stud farm in Victoria. Discover how this incredible horse has transformed the lives of everyone involved in her day-to-day life, and meet her trainers, jockeys, owners, breeder and grooms.
At the time of filming this programme, Black Caviar was still unbeaten after thirteen runs, and had been declared the best sprinter in the world. Follow the exciting build-up to the mare’s fourteenth contest, which, if she wins, will equal Australian legend Phar Lap’s record – a nail-biting time for everyone involved in her training.
There’s exclusive coverage behind the scenes at Black Caviar’s Australian home and viewers will gain an insight into the training methods that help to keep this equine superstar at the top of her game. From the highs of Black Caviar’s phenomenal victories and realising how talented she is, to the lows of injury and the uncertainly over her future career, this programme is not to be missed.
Ascot’s first lady
Part two, Black Caviar: To Set Before a Queen brings the story up to date to follow the mare’s training in the lead up to Royal Ascot, where she raced in front of the Queen.
Still unbeaten after 21 races, Black Caviar took on Europe’s best at Royal Ascot to win yet again, taking her unbeaten record to a total of 22 races. The programme includes stunning coverage of Black Caviar as a foal, from taking her first steps to her successes on the racetrack, and viewers are even treated to a virtual ride on the racing superstar, with coverage from a jockey’s eye view.
Whether you’re a racing enthusiast or not, you’ll be truly moved by this mare’s incredible story. There’s never been one like her before and there may never be again. Black Caviar, a true legend in the racing world.
Both UK premieres, Australian Story: Black Caviar will be shown on Horse & Country TV (Sky channel 280) on Wednesday 1 August at 19.30 and Black Caviar: To Set Before a Queen will be shown the following day on Thursday 2 August at 19.30.For more information on times of all Horse & Country TV programmes visit http://www.horseandcountry.tv