The Racing Channel will be broadcasting for the first time on British television the British Racing and Breeding Industry television film “”Thoroughbreds”” on Sunday (10 January) and the programme will have a further showing during the course of next week.
The British Horseracing Board (BHB) acted as project co-ordinators of the 28-minute film documentary, which is narrated by Bernard Cribbins, and designed to highlight the world class nature of the British Horseracing and Breeding Industry.
The film was made by Carlyle Corporate Communications, under contract to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), as part of its “”In Good Company Series”” and has already been requested by 55 countries, with over 450 tapes being supplied for broadcast by the London Television Service commissioned by the FCO to promote the series overseas.
“”Thoroughbreds”” is available in French, Japanese, Arabic and Latin American Spanish and will be shown on all United Airlines flights from the US to London in February. It is expected that over 750 million people world-wide will see the film.
The film cost over £160,000 to produce, with over £100,000 coming from the FCO and the remainder supplied by the film’s sponsors which, alongside the BHB, included the British Bloodstock Agency plc, Doncaster Bloodstock Sales, the National Trainers’ Federation, Tattersalls, Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and Weatherbys.
Jackie Hutchinson, BHB international marketing executive, said: “”We are thrilled that the appeal of this first-rate film is being recognised both within Britain and internationally””.