This week marks the start of some of the biggest flat horse racing events of the year, with the Epsom Downs Investec Derby this weekend, on 6 July. Royal Ascot will be following suit on 16 July, so we thought we’d celebrate the great sport with DOTW.
Seabiscuit, directed by Gary Ross
Seabiscuit tells the tale of a horse that became an unlikely racing champion during the Great Depression in America.
Because Seabiscuit was so small he was overlooked as racing competitor, however as with all great stories, he overcame the odds, and quickly became a symbol of hope for Americans in the 1930s.
The film is available to download from your favourite app store.
War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo
Recently adapted for the stage (Nick Stafford, 2007) and later the silver screen (Steven Spielberg, 2012), War Horse tells of Joey, a horse purchased by the British Army in WWI from his trainer, Albert.
Joey goes into service, and begins his journey into the Great War. Hard-worked and unappreciated, Joey longs to return to Albert, but not without a few hurdles (no pun intended) on the way.
The eBook is available to download from your favourite app store.
C4 Racing, Channel 4
If you need to keep up to date with all the races, results and news, Channel 4 has your back. The extensive app is updated regularly, and hosts a rich assortment of information from the best racecourses in the UK and Ireland.
It’s easy to navigate and if you’re into the occasional flutter, it will link you directly with Paddy Power to make race day that little bit more exciting.
C4 Racing is available for free from the Google Play Store and App Store.
It’s been a bit of a toss up. We could have gone for Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Wild Horses’, or perhaps America’s ‘Horse With No Name’, but to keep things a little more focused, you should check out the RacingFM app, available from the Google Play Store and App Store.
The app's free and brimming with content, commentary and news from the RacingFM radio studio.