[A] fascinating documentary ...
Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail, 2016-01-15
As dramatically satisfying as the most crowd-pleasing scripted sports saga.
Joe Leydon, Variety, 2015-11-06
Despite its oversights, the film - shot and scored beautifully - is an enthusiastic introduction to this delirious event and its peposo of passion, style and intrigue.
Daniel M. Gold, New York Times, 2015-11-06
While Spender spends enough time with both new and retired jockey legends to collect a gold mine of macho, bullheaded rapport, you wish she delved deeper into the more sinister, behind-the-scenes wheelings and dealings.
Sam Weisberg, Village Voice, 2015-11-03
If the film is understandably intoxicated by the multi-coloured spectacle on offer, it's under no illusions as to the insidious corruption and insane brutality unleashed on the path to the prize.
Trevor Johnston, Time Out, 2015-09-29
Cosima Spender's documentary... plays like a classic sports drama thanks to its memorable central characters.
Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 2015-09-29