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Great value for money
on 24 January 2012
Just received 'The Ultimate Horseracing Collection' so thought I'd say a few things about it.
The package consists of 10 discs:
1) A History Of The Flat Since 1900 (85 mins) DVD Extra - The Complete 2004 Derby
2) A History Of The Jumps Since 1900 (85 mins) DVD Extra - The Complete 2004 Gold Cup
3) Horseracing's Greatest Ever Races Volume One (90 mins) DVD Extras - Full race replays of Arazi (Breeders Cup), Shergar (Derby), Sea Bird (Arc), Royal Academy (Breeders Cup), Dancing Brave (Arc) and Bustino v Grundy (King George).
4) Horseracing's Greatest Ever Races Volume Two (120 mins) DVD Extras - Full race replays of Red Rum (1973 & 1977 Nationals), Desert Orchid (Gold Cup), Dawn Run (Gold Cup) and Arkle (1964 Gold Cup).
5) The Year Of Dancing Brave (37 mins)
6) A Horse Called Nijinsky (55 mins)
7) The Story Of Mill Reef (50 mins)
8) The Year Of Sir Ivor (48 mins)
9) Arkle - Portrait Of A Legend (57 mins)
10) 12 Greatest Ever Grand Nationals (165 mins) DVD Extras - 1963 - Ayala pips Carrickbeg and Mr Frisk and Marcus Armytage win the 1990 Grand National.
Even though this is a newly released DVD Box Set (28 Nov 2011), it only covers racing up to and including 2003. Slightly annoyed about that but there's plenty of footage to keep the passionate horse racing fan busy.
I'm giving this 5* purely for the value for money you're getting. I've only watched the first DVD but would gladly of paid £4 for that alone.