Dark Horse
Season 2, Episode 15
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Written by Leila Basen

David Preston

Directed by Dean Bennett
Episode guide
Do or Die
The Ties That Bind

Dark Horse is the fifteenth episode in season two of Heartland.


Lou resurrects the Hudson Derby, stirring up an age-old grudge match between Jack and Tim.


When a county by-law threatens to separate elderly Mrs. Bell from her beloved pony Sugarfoot, Lou revives a defunct charity derby to raise money for their legal defense, in turn reawakening an old rivalry between Tim and Jack as to which one of them actually won the last one.


Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Guest CastEdit

  • Anna Ferguson as Mrs. Bell
  • Judith Buchan as Ms. Newton
  • Rick Ash as Stumpy


  • Dreamer - Jenn Grant (theme)
  • Don't Think Twice - Joel Willoughby
  • Step Back - Royal Wood
  • I'm Gonna Settle My Accounts With You - Matthew Barber

International TitlesEdit

  • French: Le Hudson Derby (The Hudson's Derby)