Dark Horse

2016 PG 1h 25m DVD

Dark Horse

2016 PG 1h 25m DVD
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In a bid to develop a champion racehorse, Welsh barmaid Jan Vokes and her husband persuade 30 pub patrons to purchase ownership shares in the long-shot venture -- leading to the hoof-pounding saga chronicled in this upbeat documentary.
Louise Osmond
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
English, French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Dark Horse is a Welsh documentary that tells the inspiring story of a group of mostly poor mineworkers who pooled 10 pounds per week to successfully breed, train, and race a thoroughbred horse, inserting themselves into a realm ordinarily reserved for the wealthy and titled. Adults are seen drinking alcohol in many pub scenes, and a few scenes could be upsetting to sensitive animal lovers -- horses and jockeys fall during races, and there's discussion of putting injured animals down. But ultimately this is a celebration of perseverance and the triumph of the underdog.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Horses and jockeys fall during races. Dream falls and cuts a tendon, an injury that would normally result in putting the horse down.


"Bloody," "shove it."

Social Behavior

Rewards can come to those who follow their dream, even in the face of predicted failure. Ordinary people can experience moments of greatness. Perseverance pays off. Triumph of the underdog.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink alcohol.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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