It is the story of fortunes won and lost on horses that became household names and of the extraordinarily varied characters who hove punctuated the sports history. But racing is really two sports, the high finance and fashion of the flat contrasting with the grit and sometimes grim realities of the jumping scene. From the tragedy of suffragette Emily Davidson's death under the King's horse in the Derby, through the disruption of two World Wars, to today when horses are valued in tens of millions, the great characters both equine and human are all featured in this DVD. Unique black and white footage from the turn of the century portrays the huge popularity of the major racing occasions, especially the coverage of the early century Derbys. See Bahram in action, the first triple crown winner of the 20th century who retired undefeated for the Aga Khan, whose grandson was to own the mighty Shergar. Marvel at the pint-sized brilliance of Sir Gordon Richards and the ruthless artistry of Lester Piggott, the greatest jockey of all time. As he refuses to accept defeat in the final furlong. Relive the great races of the century - Grundy and Buitino, Sea Bird's Derby, Mill Reef, Brigadier Gerard and Dancing Brave to name a few. All the stars In racing's firmament.