WIN: FINGAL BAY (IRE) 5 11-7 partner RICHARD JOHNSON handler presenter? trainer Philip Hobbs for Mrs R J Skan 1-4f from BALLYROCK 25-1. 5 ran.
WIN: BALLYOLIVER 7 11-2 partner SAM THOMAS handler presenter? trainer Venetia Williams for Richard Britten-Long 15-2 from NOT SO SURE DICK 11-1.
Race 1 : 2.15 Lingfield
Race 2 : 2.20 Warwick PLUM PUDDING
Race 3 : 2.35 Newbury REY NACARADO
Race 4 : 2.50 Warwick BALLYOLIVER
Race 5 : 3.15 Lingfield
Race 6 : 3.40 Newbury CELESTIAL HALO
WAR HORSE is a 2011 war drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and released in the United States on 25 December 2011 and in the United Kingdom on 13 January 2012.
It is based on both War Horse, a children's novel set during World War I, by British author Michael Morpurgo, first published in the United Kingdom in 1982, and the 2007 stage adaptation of the same name.
The cast includes David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Marsan, Toby Kebbell and Peter Mullan. The film is produced by Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, and executive produced by Frank Marshall and Revel Guest. Long term Spielberg collaborators Janusz Kamiński, Michael Kahn and John Williams all worked on the film.
Playing at the New London Theatre from 28 March 2009.
For more info see http://www.warhorselondon.com
- warhorse is the best piece of theatre I have ever seen, mainly because of the horses. Every now and then I forgot that they weren't real, it was so perfectly done. Get tickets if you can. Anyone. 2 years ago
Between 25 APRIL 1915 and 9 JANUARY 1916
The author of WAR HORSE Michael Morpurgo
Life and career of Michael Morpurgo
 From teaching to writing
AS REFERENCED ABOVE
Paul Gallico's The Snow Goose
The Snow Goose is a simple, short written parable on the regenerative power of friendship and love, set against a backdrop of the horror of war. It documents the growth of a friendship between Philip Rhayader, an artist living a solitary life in an abandoned lighthouse in the marshlands of wartime Essex because of his disabilities, and a young local girl, Fritha. The Snow Goose, symbolic of both Rhayader (Gallico) and the world itself, wounded by gunshot and many miles from home, is found by Fritha and, as the human friendship blossoms, the bird is nursed back to flight, and revisits the lighthouse in its migration for several years, as Fritha grows up. Rhayader and his small sailboat eventually are lost in the British retreat from Dunkirk, having saved several hundred men. The bird, which was with Rhayader, returns briefly to the grown Fritha on the marshes. She interprets this as Rhayader's soul taking farewell of her (and realizes she had come to love him). Afterwards, a German pilot destroys Rhayader's lighthouse and all of his work, except for one portrait Fritha saves after his death: a painting of her as Rhayader first saw her—a child, with the wounded snow goose in her arms.
The book was a huge success in England where it remains popular with, and recommended for, readers of all ages.