Factual Specials

Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance


The inspirational story of a group of friends from the village of Cefn Fforest in Wales, who group together to breed their very own racehorse. After overhearing a regular in the local pub who used to own a share of a racehorse, Jan Vokes, the barmaid at the pub, takes a punt and buys a £300 thoroughbred mare and pairs her with an ageing stallion. 23 friends in the village club together, creating a syndicate to raise the resulting foal on a decrepit allotment. Dream Alliance grows up to be an unlikely champion, until one day disaster strikes…

Broadcaster:Cinemas nationwide; Film4
Distributor:Endemol Shine Group
Genre:Factual Specials
Production year:2015
Executive Producer:Anna Higgs, Anna Miralis & Lizzie Francke
Produced by:Judith Dawson
Directed by:Louise Osmond

2015 – World Cinema Documentary Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival