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Last Cowboy Productions was founded by Aidan Lithgow and it has been his lifelong passion to document the early history of South African horse racing. From this passion, “Legends Of The Turf” was born. Legends of the Turf is a limited web series that pays tribute to some of South Africa’s greatest equine heroes during a period known as the “Golden Age” of racing.
Aidan worked closely alongside his longtime friend and creative partner from film school, Thulani Khumalo, who was engaged on this project as principal cameraman and director of photography. Kathy Pienaar has also been a key player throughout this project as co-producer and video editor. Together with an amazing film crew and generous sponsors, this limited 17-episode web series is now available to the world.
Whether you’re a part time equestrian, horse lover, animal lover, racing enthusiast, or even someone who is simply interested in a slice of South African history, this series will give you a richer understanding of how these legends were born. These are stories of triumph in the face of adversity, heartbreak and success, thrilling rivalries, international stardom – and even a few shocking villains.