WATCH: Big Evs at the Breeders' Cup | Part 1 | In The Storm

05 Dec 2023
What does it take to fly a young racehorse halfway around the globe in a bid to win one of the most competitive and prestigious horse races in the world?

In this three-part documentary series, we follow the story of two-year-old racehorse Big Evs, as he is prepared by his trainer Mick Appleby to try and win the 2023 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Santa Anita Park, in Los Angeles, California.

It takes you behind the scenes at Mick Appleby’s Leicestershire training operation, then shines a spotlight on Big Evs’ final few days of preparation under the hot Californian sun at Santa Anita overseen by travelling head lass Tara Belfield.

The memorable story finishes with the tension, drama and excitement of Breeders’ Cup Friday, when Big Evs takes on the best of the Americans and Europeans in one of the fastest and most competitive races in the world.

Part 1 – In The Storm

How do you know that you have a racehorse capable of travelling to California to race in one of the fastest, most competitive and prestigious races in the world?

Find out from trainer Mick Appleby why he believes two year old racehorse Big Evs is worth his place in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint and get an insight into the preparation that Travelling Head Lass, Tara Belfield, is undertaking to ensure he goes there in the best possible shape.

Click here to watch Part 2 – California Dreaming
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