The one-hour documentary narrated by actress Fionnula Flanagan, brings viewers back to the humble beginnings of the Irish Derby, held at the legendary Curragh racecourse since 1866 and chronicles the history of this iconic horse race and how it mirrors the evolution of the thoroughbred horseracing industry. It's set against the backdrop of relevant historical events in Ireland.
This big day out at the historic Curragh racecourse is one of the most important dates on the social calendar.
Contributors to the show include trainers Aidan and Joseph O' Brien, Dermot Weld, John Gosden and Michael Stoute, jockeys Frankie Dettori and Seamie Heffernan, former jockeys Lester Piggott, Michael Kinane and Pat Smullen, historians Aine Hensey and Guy Williams, John Magnier from Coolmore Stud and former top fashion designer Ib Jorgensen. There are significant sound bites from Vincent O' Brien and showbiz legend Bing Crosby.
Includes Audio Description and Subtitles.
Made with the support of the The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland