PG | | Biography, Drama, Sport
The 2002 Melbourne Cup horse race, brotherly love and the triumph of the human spirit. A true story.
The owner of Media Puzzle, the champion horse portrayed in this film, Dr. Michael Smurfit, was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson Smurfit Group from 1977, until his retirement in November 2002, the same month that the subject race in this film was held. However, by the time this film was completed in 2011, Smurfit had been created Sir Michael Smurfit, KBE (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in The Queen's Birthday Honors List for June 2005.
I guess we are a little bit like Phar Lap's connections, Saeed. They want us here, they want the prestige we bring, but they definitely don't want us to win. It's not just the prize, it's who they are. You come these shores to race for the Cup, ...
During the 2002 AFL season, North Melbourne did not play West Coast in a match in Melbourne. During that season the two teams met twice with the matches being played in Perth and Canberra.