It's Showtime

Its Showtime

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Week 16 2024 : Sat 13 Apr - Fri 19 Apr

Wed 03 Apr 2024

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It's Showtime

This new feature-length documentary showcases a powerful true story about a group of working-class men from Darlington in the North East of England who one night, while having a few beers, decided to club together to buy a racehorse.

In May 2022, Showtime Mahomes (named after Patrick ‘Showtime’ Mahomes, the NFL quarterback with 2024 Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs) ran the race of his life, as he defeated a field of high pedigree favourites to win at York.

An astonishing feat for a three-year old sprinter with no proven pedigree, owned by a group of men looking to have some fun.

This film gallops out of the gate to follow Showtime's return to action in 2023, taking in the men's emotional backstories as they prove that with friendship, love and a huge number of laughs, anything is possible.

Starting with his first 2023 race at Ripon, cameras follow Showtime’s owners, who named themselves The Muffed Punt Partnership, and their horse's nail-biting bid to return to York to recapture his former glory. Showtime Mahomes is now a four-year old and, in his racing prime, but is he able to go back to York and then win again?

The partnership - consisting of Anth, Ste, Dog, Baz, Mike, Jeff and Nick - meet up at their base, the Railway Athletic club in Darlington, to discuss their horse's prospects for the upcoming year - dreaming of another win at York, known as the Ascot of the North.



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