TG4 and Touchline Media have revealed that a new four-part series of Laochra Na Rásaíochta, featuring some of Ireland’s greatest National Hunt racehorses, will air for four consecutive Wednesdays at 8pm beginning on Wednesday, March 8.
The opening episode tells the stories of Willie Mullins’ three Champion Hurdle heroes-Hurricane Fly, Faugheen and Annie Power-and also features a segment on Quevega, the record six-time winner at the Cheltenham Festival.
Contributors include Willie Mullins, Paul Townend, Ruby Walsh, David Casey, Gail Carlisle, Ted Walsh and Noel Meade.
The Laochra na Rásaíochta series was written and directed by Stephen Cullinane, produced by Denis Kirwan and Dave Keena, and the director of photography is Peter Moffett. Touchline Media has also produced racing documentaries such as Arkle-The Legend Lives On, Jump Boys in 2012 and Jump Girls in 2019. Touchline has also produced a four-part series on the Galway Races, called Seachtain na Rása.