At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, Damien teams with Irish trainer Dermot Weld, and triumphs at the 2002 Melbourne Cup in one of the most thrilling finales in sporting history.

Director: Simon Wincer
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Alice Parkinson, Stephen Curry, Daniel MacPherson, Jodi Gordon, Shaun Micallef, Bobby Fox, Tom Burlinson, Bill Hunter, Colleen Hewett, Andrew Curry
Studio: Roadshow Films

Opens in Australian Cinemas on the 13th October 2011

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