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The Promise - Sir Tristram's Story

Television (Excerpts) – 1996

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Exempt

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

Key Cast & Crew

Julian O'Brien

Director

David Harry Baldock

Producer

Paul Chattington

Sound

George Barris

Sound

Jeffrey Thomas

Narrator

Ian Leslie

Sound

Produced by

Ninox

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

Music

Music by Clive Cockburn.

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