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WATCH: Joe Tizzard – Taking the Reins

10 May 2023
Taking the Reins is a gripping six-part documentary series following Coral Racing Club's very own Joe Tizzard as he takes charge of the family training operation from his father, Colin.

The series follows Joe through the challenges of forging his own path in this fiercely competitive sport, with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the inner workings of the stables, cameras follow Joe and his team as they prepare for the most important races of the season.

All six episodes are available now to watch below.

Part 1 – Chasing Gold

Joe Tizzard, son of legendary trainer Colin Tizzard, has inherited his father’s passion for the sport – and now, the family business. With a reputation to maintain, and a string of promising horses under his care, how will one of the sport’s rising stars fare as he takes the reins at Venn Farm?



Part 2 – Second Best

With the loss of his sister, Kim, weighing heavily on his mind in the build-up to two of the biggest races of the year – the King George VI Chase and the Coral Welsh Grand National – Joe is determined to keep his stable at the top of their game.



Part 3 – Frozen Sky

Joe opens up about the immense pressure to deliver results, as a quiet spell brings added scrutiny. Plus, with the weather causing cancellations and rescheduling, including that of the Clarence House Chase, Joe has to find a way to make it work.



Part 4 – Another Chance

Tension builds as the Cheltenham Festival approaches, as the team put their final preparations in place for the biggest Jumps event of the year. With the stakes higher than ever, how will Joe deal with the setbacks and injuries that come with the territory?



Part 5 – Cheltenham

We go behind the scenes at the exhausting, exhilarating, four-day extravaganza that is the Cheltenham Festival, as Joe and his team go head-to-head with the best in the business at the holy grail of Jumps Racing.



Part 6 – The Grand National

The ultimate test of skill and bravery – with the added media attention that accompanies threat of disruption by protestors – it’s the race of a lifetime for Joe and his team at the 2023 Randox Grand National. And, after this, what next for Joe and his horses?

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