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Dark Horse (2015)

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An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Vokes Jan Vokes ... Herself
Howard Davies Howard Davies ... Himself
Brian 'Daisy' Vokes Brian 'Daisy' Vokes ... Himself
Angela Davies Angela Davies ... Herself
Rewbell Rewbell ... Horse
Tony Kerby Tony Kerby ... Himself
Maureen Jones Maureen Jones ... Herself
Eira Williams Eira Williams ... Herself
Derek Williams Derek Williams ... Himself
Dream Alliance Dream Alliance ... Horse
Johnson White Johnson White ... Himself
Sarah Hobbs Sarah Hobbs ... Herself
Andy Smith Andy Smith ... Himself
Tom O'Brien Tom O'Brien ... Himself - Jockey
Buster Buster ... Horse - Dream as Foal


An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse

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The incredible true story of Dream Alliance


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

17 April 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Caballo ganador See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,865, 20 September 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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(2015) Dream Alliance now lives in comfortable retirement. See more »


Green, Green Grass of Home
Written by Curly Putman
Performed by Tom Jones
Used by kind permission of The International (BMI)
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Courtesy of Decca Records
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A Beautiful and Delightful Story
4 February 2017 | by rutzelbSee all my reviews

This is a true story

In 2001, Jan, a barmaid in a local English pub decides she wants to breed a race horse. She convinces 30 of her townspeople to invest in this venture. They do and name the horse Dream Alliance. Jan and her group pay the hefty costs of getting a known trainer, Phillip Hobbs, to train Dream Alliance. To the amazement of all Dream Alliance wins races, but in one race was kicked by the hoof of a horse in front of him and a tendon was sliced. Stem cell surgery saves him and he is able to race again.

This is - without a doubt - some story. It is a documentary and starts out like a Ken Burns documentary with still pictures and narratives. After a while the still pictures go away and we see actual footage of Dream Alliance in races and posing for pictures with the owners. The narratives continue throughout with interviews of the owners. Many of these personal quips are pure gold and some are truly funny and there are too many to relate here, but you will enjoy them.

There are 2-things that I didn't understand: (1) we never see trainer Hobbs with Dream Alliance; we do however, see him talking about Dream Alliance; and (2) we never see or hear any jockey with Dream Alliance. I thought these were huge oversights. Okay, one other thing; we never hear or see news blurbs about Dream Alliance, but we do see the headlines. Also there are never comments from the rich owners about Dream Alliance. One would think they would say something whether good or bad and maybe they declined comment for this production. Who knows?

In any event this is a beautiful, most delightful and unbelievable true story. Yes, there may be times you will need a box of Kleenex at the ready. You will get the feeling that Dream Alliance knew what was expected of him and he did all he could to do his best. If he could talk I am sure he would have said that. (9/10)

Violence: No. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.

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