No horse race had a more extraordinary effect on a nation than the running of Australia‟s 2002 Melbourne Cup. At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver (Stephen Curry), a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident just days before the Melbourne Cup. The race fall hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, Damien teams with Irish trainer Dermot Weld (Brendan Gleeson), and triumphs at the 2002 Melbourne Cup in one of the most thrilling finales in sporting history.

Directed by Simon Wincer, Village Roadshow will release The Cup on October 13.