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As a surprise, two horse owners decide to ride their animals themselves in a steeplechase. But Bill Davidson's horse "Admiral" behaves weirdly, and falls hard after an obstacle. Bill dies from his injuries. His friend Alan York suspects the animal was doped by unscrupulous bookies and starts to investigate. He doesn't know how serious his opponents are, and that he's in danger to suffer the exact same fate as his friend!Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
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Interesting film, however this is less a review more a footnote. One of the horses involved was well known to racing enthusiasts of the day, Go-Pontinental, owned by Fred Pontin, who ran in the '68 National as a fancied horse, missed out the next 4 Nationals, returning as a 13 year old in '73, and a 14 year old in '74, by which time he was the proverbial 100-1 rank outsider. Timeform shortly after the '74 National rated him "of no note whatsoever".
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