A groundbreaking racing documentary will launch on screens across the nation this Thursday night, 9 November as part of Australian racing’s biggest week.
Miles In Front, an insight into what it takes to compete in one of the world’s richest horse races, The All-Star Mile, premieres on Fox Docos (Channels 115 (HD) and 286) at 7.30pm (AEDT) tomorrow, before streaming on-demand on Binge, Kayo and Foxtel On Demand.
With unprecedented access, it follows the rollercoaster ride of leading horses, trainers, and jockeys as they do battle for a share of $5 million in prizemoney.
Racing royalty and country battlers go toe-to-toe, with unexpected and unique challenges as the pressure rises ahead of the 2023 All-Star Mile at The Valley.
A joint venture between Racing Victoria (RV) and Entain Australia & New Zealand, Miles In Front headlines a push to provide fans with greater insight to the world of racing.
Filmed between January 2023 and The All-Star Mile raceday in March 2023, it offers never-before-seen access into the world of some of racing’s biggest names including Mick Price, Michael Kent Jnr, Jamie Kah and Annabel Neasham.
Production crews were embedded with the teams supporting key competitors, capturing for the first time the unique challenge of preparing elite horses to compete at the highest level.
RV Chief Executive, Andrew Jones, said: “Miles In Front is ‘Drive to Survive’ for thoroughbred racing. It shows the highs, lows, risks, and pressures that owners, trainers, and jockeys face daily, and as they prepare for the $5 million 2023 All-Star Mile.
“It also showcases the love that racing people have for horses. We want to bring a new audience to racing and we hope fans enjoy it as much as we did.”
Entain Australia & New Zealand Chief Executive, Dean Shannon, said: “We have been on a journey for almost three years now of building compelling content, predominantly focused on telling the stories of racing. I couldn’t be happier with how that content has been received and the levels of engagement it has achieved.
“The production of Miles In Front, in partnership with Racing Victoria, has really taken this approach to a whole new level.
“It is a documentary that I think thoroughbred racing can be rightfully proud of, which will give an insight into the industry that hasn’t been seen before and will appeal to a much broader audience.”
Miles In Front will premiere following the running of Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington as the nation continues to revel in the excitement of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Carnival.