Is the movie Dream Horse (2021) based on a true story?

Avery Davis Avery Davis Jul 21, 2015 · 1 min read
Is the movie Dream Horse (2021) based on a true story?
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Yes, Dream Horse is based on a true story. The film is inspired by the real-life story of the racehorse Dream Alliance and his owners, a group of working-class people from a small village in Wales who pooled their money together to breed and train a racehorse that would go on to win major competitions, including the Welsh Grand National in 2009.

What is the true story behind the movie Dream Horse (2021)?

The movie Dream Horse is based on the true story of Jan Vokes, a bartender living in a small Welsh mining village, who decides to breed a racehorse. In 2000, Vokes overheard a customer talking about a successful syndicate they had been part of, and she began to gather a group of her own friends and acquaintances to form a syndicate and raise a horse.

The syndicate eventually purchased a mare named Rewbell, who had previously been an unsuccessful racehorse. They paired her with a stud named Bien Bien, and the resulting foal was named Dream Alliance. The syndicate raised Dream Alliance on a shoestring budget, and Jan Vokes even worked extra shifts at the pub to pay for the horse’s expenses.

Against all odds, Dream Alliance went on to become a successful racehorse, winning the Welsh Grand National in 2009, and earning over £130,000 in prize money. He retired from racing in 2012, and now enjoys a comfortable retirement on a farm in Wales.

The true story of Dream Alliance and Jan Vokes’ determination to breed and raise a champion racehorse has inspired many, and the film adaptation has received positive reviews for its heartfelt and uplifting portrayal of the story.

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