A Day In The Life Of A Racehorse

Tara Laing soldier stars in mini dcumentary

The gallant 7yo Stormy Eclipse ran third in the Algoa Cup in 2017 and is back for more in the PE July on Sunday.

Tara Laing and Stormy Eclipse

Owned by former jockey Gavin Venter and top East Cape breeder Dr Ashley Parker, the Tara Laing star is a son of champion Dynasty.

In November 2017 a group of stakeholders from Fairview Racecourse engaged the Nelson Mandela University School of Language, Media and Communication to discuss a collaborative project that would be undertaken in 2018 with the students of the media department.

Dr Subeshini Moodley, acting head of the department of media and communications, senior lecturer in video production and film studies together with Mr Luciano Passerini (Phumelela Regional Manager) and Karin le Roux (Fairview Racecourse Promotions Manager) formalised a strategy to create a docu-narrative set at Fairview Racecourse with special emphasis on what happens behind the scenes in the run up to racing.

The idea was to engage students in our community and effectively view the racecourse through the eyes of a younger generation whilst opening opportunities for their work experience to be showcased locally and alongside the international television broadcasting of horseracing on the DSTV Tellytrack channel.

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