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The Promise - Sir Tristram's Story Television (Excerpts) – 1996 Documentary

The Promise - Sir Tristram's Story

Television (Excerpts) – 1996 Documentary

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This documentary tells the story of how an unpromising horse with a nasty personality became the greatest thoroughbred stud stallion in New Zealand racing history. Interviews and archive footage are used to tell the entwined histories of Sir Tristram and his owner, Cambridge-based breeder Patrick Hogan. The path to success involves fires, potentially disastrous injuries, a $32 million buy offer, and special precautions every time Sir Tristram was taken out of his paddock for breeding.

In the end Patrick went with his instincts, and took the biggest risk of his life. He bought the horse sight unseen, for $160,000 dollars.
– Narrator Jeffrey Thomas

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Ninox

Ninox

Availability

Available to purchase from Aro Video.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

Music

Music by Clive Cockburn.