The leading racing broadcaster has produced the documentary which will premiere on Saturday 14 July on
Sky Racing1 channel 519 Foxtel/Austar at 9am and 9pm on Sunday 15 July – check program guides for further replays).
An Aussie Assault on Ascot is an insightful documentary and a must-see for racing fans. The history of Royal Ascot, the stories of Australian horses who have competed there and behind-the-scenes coverage of Black Caviar’s journey to the Diamond Jubilee will prove compelling viewing,” Mr Parnell said.
The hour-long documentary showcases the history and grandeur of Royal Ascot, the spectacular training grounds of historic Newmarket, and also explores the deeds of Australian thoroughbreds that have conquered the famous carnival including Choisir and Miss Andretti.
Black Caviar’s exciting journey to the Diamond Jubilee and her nail-biting victory are a focal point of the production. Prominent UK racing identities John McCririck, Jim McGrath and Matt Chapman also feature, as well as trainers Luca Cumani and John Gosden.
“Royal Ascot is a huge meeting. You go in there thinking well I’ve got a chance of winning this and a chance of winning that, and by the time you get out the other end, you’re thrilled if you’ve won one race,” Mr Gosden said.
Sky Racing’s Chief Operating Officer, Brendan Parnell said the unprecedented interest in this year’s Royal Ascot Carnival particularly around the people’s horse Black Caviar called for a Sky Racing special feature documentary for her fans.
Sky Racing had the most extensive coverage of the 2012 Royal Ascot Carnival and this weekend the coverage will culminate with the premiere of the special documentary.