"Dark Horse" is the 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. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners - for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope - he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
Set against the backdrop of Thatcher's heartless and vindictive destruction of the mining industry, Dark Horse relates the story of a horse who gives spirit to a close knit Welsh community. As JT comments, the style does smack of a TV documentary and will therefore probably only appeal to fans of the horse racing community but at least the storyline is presented realistically as there's no dream ending to the career of Dream, who appears as feisty and independently minded as Jan, apart from grazing in the fields