When his brother suffers a fatal fall seven days before Australia's prestigious Melbourne Cup, a young jockey gives everything he has to make history.
Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders explore the world of giants.
The Cup movie trailer - starring Yamyang Lodro. Directed by Khyentse Norbu. Genre: Family
Born into a legendary racing family, jockeys Damien Oliver (STEPHEN CURRY) and his brother, Jason (DANIEL MACPHERSON), were destined for greatness. However, tragedy strikes when Jason is in a deathly riding accident just days before the prestigious Melbourne Cup race. Damien considers bowing out of the race and wonders if he'll ever ride again, but with the encouragement of famed Irish horse trainer Dermot Weld (BRENDAN GLEESON), he realizes that racing is the one way he can pay tribute to the memory of his beloved brother. In a moment that captured the attention - and the hearts - of the world, Damien and his horse Media Puzzle victoriously cross the finish line at the Melbourne Cup.
The Melbourne Cup is truly 'the race that stops a nation'.
Since it's inception, great stories have emerged from this famous horse race, run each year on the first Tuesday in November, but none had a more extraordinary effect on the entire nation than the running of the 2002 Melbourne Cup.
In the wake of the Bali bombings less than three weeks earlier, Australians were seeking refuge in their most cherished tradition - The Cup. But a grieving jockey's courage in the face of his own loss, gave his countrymen far more than just a great race.
The final thrilling moments of this story will be forever etched in Australian folklore.
The Cup is not just a story about horse racing, it's about triumph over adversity and that inner courage inside all of us.