Anticipation for the UK’s horse racing extravaganza, The Cheltenham Festival, is beginning to build.

Horse racing is a British institution and has been for nearly 400 years. It is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down, both literally and figuratively, particularly given the excitement which greeted the recent release of the odds for the 2015 Cheltenham Festival.

Moreover, it is not just within the sporting world that horse racing has seen enduring success. It has also been a reliable subject matter for the silver screen since the film medium’s inception. Within this sub-genre of horse racing films there have been several timeless classics that scored big both at the box-office and during award season.

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