Miles In Front is the first ever all-access look at a sport where women and men compete head-to-head
Streaming now on Binge, Kayo and Foxtel on Demand
The world’s top-ranked female jockey is just one of the superstars featured in a thrilling new documentary that gives viewers an unprecedented window into the high-stakes world of Australian horse racing at a time when women are challenging the traditional male dominance.
Miles In Front is racing’s version of Formula One’s Drive to Survive and among its many twists and turns is the heartbreaking yet uplifting story of Jamie Kah, the first person to ride 100 winners in Melbourne in a racing season.
After winning the prestigious $5 million All-Star Mile at Flemington Racecourse in 2022, Kah was thrown from her horse at the same track just weeks before the 2023 edition – the race at the centre of the Miles In Front documentary – and ended up in a coma with a serious head injury.
After extensive rehabilitation, she made a remarkable return to racing just five months after the accident and would go on to be the most successful jockey at the 2023 Melbourne Cup Carnival back at Flemington.
In the documentary, champion jockey Glen Boss pays tribute to Kah’s extraordinary talent and determination: “
Annabel Neasham, Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr.
Production crews were embedded with elite racing teams and given complete freedom to chronicle the highs and lows of life of the turf as trainers, jockeys and owners prepared their star thoroughbreds for a crack at Australian racing’s richest mile race, the $5 million All-Star Mile.
Racing Victoria CEO Andrew Jones said Miles In Front and the heartbreaking story of defending champion Jamie Kah provides an unprecedented insight into horse racing and the rollercoaster of emotions that the sport can deliver for all.
“Miles In Front shows the highs, lows, risks, and pressures that owners, trainers, and jockeys face daily, and as they prepare for the $5 million 2023 All-Star Mile. It also showcases the love that racing people have for horses. We want to bring in a new audience who’ll love it as much as we do.”
Talent available for interviews:
- Jamie Kah (Jockey) – the world’s top-ranked female jockey who is inspiring a legion of young female riders through her record-breaking deeds on the racetrack;
- Annabel Neasham (Trainer) – a shining star who has earnt widespread admiration and respect for her achievements since arriving from the UK. Now operating one of the biggest training operations in the country, her string of major victories includes the 2022 All-Star Mile with crowd favourite Zaaki;
- Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr (Trainers) - a formidable training partnership who are regularly challenging for the sport’s highest honours by fusing decades of experience to get the very best out of the horses in their care;
- Lindsey Smith (Trainer) - an old-school powerhouse from Western Australia who now uses the beach and countryside in Victoria to prepare his horses for a shot at stardom;
- Glen Boss (Champion Jockey and presenter) – a Hall of Fame jockey who won an incredible 90 Group 1 races in his storied career including three Melbourne Cups aboard Makybe Diva;
- Matt Hill (Commentator) – award-winning sport and racing broadcaster, Hill is the voice of the track in Victoria where he calls the Melbourne Cup and the All-Star Mile.
Miles In Front is a joint production between Entain and Racing Victoria and is now streaming on Binge, Kayo and Foxtel on Demand.
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