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The Racing Game

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A six-part documentary series that tells the inside story of horse racing in this country. Based in the stable yard of Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani for the whole of the last flat racing season, the series follows the hopes of owners, stable lads and punters. It captures the beauty and spirit of the sport, but also portrays the sheer hard work, devotion and luck needed to turn a racehorse into a winner.
Long Odds. Tonight's programme looks at the betting business. Ten million pounds is bet off course every day in Britain and yet very little of this money goes back into the sport. Cumani blames the big bookmakers for this. Vivienne West is a semi-professional gambler who uses her education in psychology to help her on the track. "If you're a loser in life," she says, "you'll be a loser betting, because you'll bring that negative psychology into the way you gamble." Producer Richard Hines
Executive producers William Cran and David Taylor * STEREO
.TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 SPORT: page 14

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Unknown: Luca Cumani
Producer: Richard Hines
Producers: William Cran
Producers: David Taylor

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