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Legends Of The Turf (s1)

Prologue
Looking back at South African racing from the 1900s up to 1960, these are the great horses, trainers, jockeys and breeders that set the stage for the "Golden Age" of racing.
Colorado King
Colorado King was a racehorse in the truest sense, whose extraordinary versatility saw him become a champion on American soil.
Renounce
The story of Renounce is one of massive highs and terrible lows. Throughout her career she was hampered by sickness and injury, yet never stopped fighting.
Sea Cottage Part 1
The incredible story of Sea Cottage possesses all the elements of a fairytale and is by far the greatest South African turf story of all time.
Sea Cottage Part 2
As a result of the shooting, together with his dogged determination, Sea Cottage captured the hearts, minds and imagination of an entire country and became South Africa’s greatest legend of the turf.
Hawaii
Hawaii, the Karoo-bred son of a failed stallion, was named after one of the American states, only to be bought by an American and then go on to become an American equine champion. Was it fate?
In Full Flight and Sentinel Part 1
A fledgling trainer, a broken down old horseman and their two superstars – In Full Flight and Sentinel. Stories intertwine as a legendary turf rivalry unfolds.
In Full Flight and Sentinel Part 2
A fledgling trainer, a broken down old horseman and their two superstars – In Full Flight and Sentinel. Stories intertwine as a legendary turf rivalry unfolds.
Elevation
The saying “horses for courses” has never been more true than in the case of Elevation. He was Johannesburg’s favourite son and earned the title of the ‘King of Turffontein’ where he reigned supreme.
Yataghan
The saying “it’s not about the size of the dog in the fight that matters, but rather the size of the fight in the dog” epitomises Yataghan. He was the little horse who never gave up.
Sledgehammer Part 1
Imported from New Zealand by Cyril Hurwitz, Sledgehammer was sent to trainer Fred Rickaby. A true racehorse in every sense, he cast his spell over a talented apprentice jockey named “Muis” Roberts.
Sledgehammer Part 2
Imported from New Zealand by Cyril Hurwitz, Sledgehammer was sent to trainer Fred Rickaby. A true racehorse in every sense, he cast his spell over a talented apprentice jockey named “Muis” Roberts.
Gatecrasher and Archangel Part 1
Gatecrasher was the ugly duckling who grew into the swan. But despite his devastating ability, there was a chink in his armour. His main rival was Archangel who was Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Gatecrasher and Archangel Part 2
Gatecrasher was the ugly duckling who grew into the swan. But despite his devastating ability, there was a chink in his armour. His main rival was Archangel who was Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Politician
As a yearling, Politician was an incredibly ugly horse, despite being very well bred. But given time to mature, he grew into a handsome and imposing individual who became a racing machine.
Furious
Furious was initially trained by Fred Rickaby, but the horse had problems. As a true horseman Rickaby felt that he would benefit more under the guidance of lady trainer Anne Upton. How right he was.
Bold Tropic
When Fred Rickaby retired, the promising Bold Tropic was sent to trainer Buller Benton. But Rickaby struggled to let go, and proceeded to interfere with the superstar's career.