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- Summary: The Cup is more than just the story of a horse race. It is the story of triumph over adversity. Probably no horse race had a more extraordinary effect on a nation than the running of Australia's 2002 Melbourne Cup. At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, , a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident just days before the Melbourne Cup. The race fall hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, Damien teams with Irish trainer Dermot Weld, and triumphs at the 2002 Melbourne Cup in one of the most thrilling finales in sporting history. (Video Vision Entertainment)… Expand
- Director: Simon Wincer
- Genre(s): Drama
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50Given all the impossible choices the young jockey had to face, The Cup should have been a weepie if ever there was one - but the filmmakers stumble on their way to the finish line.