Set against the background of the impending ban by the UK parliament of Hunting, this finely observed and emotionally charged documentary follows what was to be the very last grand-prix of hare coursing. The Waterloo Cup is a knock-out competition for greyhounds run continuously since 1836 at Altcar near Liverpool. It is a six-month long search for the champion greyhound and was started by the same man who founded the Grand National. The climax of the documentary is the running of the last ever Waterloo Cup Final on the day before the ban on hunting with dogs comes into force. With unprecedented access, the film documents a rarely seen slice of English life while following the arguments both for and against its demise.
A Film by PAUL YULE
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