Miles In Front provides insightful start to All-Star viewing on the Seven Network

A groundbreaking racing documentary will herald the start of a huge day for racing and sporting fans on the Seven Network this Saturday, 16 March.

Miles In Front provides unprecedented access into the world of horse racing, following the rollercoaster ride of leading horses, trainers and jockeys as they chase the riches on offer in the 2023 Sharp EIT All-Star Mile.

The documentary captures racing royalty and country battlers going toe-to-toe, with unexpected and unique challenges as the pressure rises ahead of Victoria’s richest mile race. 

Filmed in the countdown to the 2023 edition at The Valley, it offers never-before-seen access into the world of some of racing’s biggest names including champion jockey Jamie Kah, trainers Mick Price, Michael Kent Jnr and Annabel Neasham, and racecaller Matt Hill.

Miles In Front will air on 7Two between 10am (AEDT) and 12 noon Saturday, before the spotlight turns in the afternoon to the 2024 Sharp EIT All-Star Mile as Channel 7 broadcasts all the action from Caulfield between 12 noon and 5pm.

The $4 million Sharp EIT All-Star Mile, to be run at 4.15pm on Saturday, provides a chance for Kah to cap an amazing return to racing’s peak after her pursuit of the 2023 edition was stopped short by a dramatic fall that left her sidelined for months with a head injury.

Kah’s dilemma at choosing between her 2022 All-Star Mile winning ride Zaaki and the Price and Kent Jnr-trained I’m Thunderstruck and her subsequent fall provides for captivating viewing in Miles In Front.

After a challenging 12 months, Kah’s return to the top has been stamped with Group 1 victories in Melbourne across each of the last three weekends, including an emotional triumph in the Yulong Newmarket Handicap at Flemington last Saturday.

It is with training combination Price and Kent Jnr that Kah will combine this Saturday afternoon aboard another heroic comeback story in Ayrton as she pursues her second All-Star Mile.

Like his rider, the gelding has shown resilience and determination to overcome a near-fatal spider bite to secure his berth in the All-Star Mile at Caulfield – a track where he was registered six of his nine career wins.

Among the hardest to beat will be Mr Brightside and Cascadian who finished one-two in the 2023 Sharp EIT All-Star Mile depicted in Miles In Front.

A joint venture between Racing Victoria and Entain Australia & New Zealand, Miles In Front headlines a push to provide fans with greater insight to the world of racing.

RV Chief Executive, Andrew Jones, said upon its launch: “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, as they prepare for the 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 Miles In Front as much as we did.”

Miles In Front will be showcased at 10am this Saturday, 16 March on 7Two, on Channel 7 following Friday night’s AFL broadcast and is available to stream on 7Plus.

 To view the trailer click here