Pat and Eddy's three teenage children, Bradley, Michelle and Darren are growing up not necessarily according to Pat and Eddy's wishes. Their time is taken up with cars, boyfriends, musical ambitions, sports injuries and whether to stay at school or go to work. The kids are losing interest in the down-at-heel country races, the long boring drives to the track and their mum and dad's unending excuses about why their dogs mostly come last.
In Brian McKenzie's hallmark style, this gentle and absorbing documentary delves into the relations within a family as they grapple with differences and inescapable change.
Pat and Eddy's loving and gallant efforts to train their 'give away' dogs and race them to victory is observed in tandem with their endeavours to provide for their children, keep up with what they are doing and to give them a good start in life. But sometimes for Pat and Eddy it seems easier to understand why a dog doesn't win than it is to understand their children.