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  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Aintree Race Course, Liverpool, Merseyside.

    General view of the packed course before the Grand National, pan over to parade of horses. Horses cantering back to start. Crowd on stands. Long shot of line-up of the horses. People looking through binoculars. Tapes going up, start of the race. Various shots of the race, they are seen going over several jumps, one of those Becher's Brook. People looking through binoculars. Panning shot, horses go over Jump 7 and Jump 8 - canal turn. Horses approaching and going over jump 12. Panning shot of race. Crowd watching. Horses going over jump 14, jump 15 and up to water jump. Slow motion shot of the horses going over water jump. Normal motion, finish of water jump. Horses approaching jump 21. Approaching and over Becher's Brook. Panning shot over jump 23, jump 24 and approaching Valentines Brook. Slow motion, Valentines Brook. Horses approaching and going over jump 27. People watching through binoculars. Jump 27 with horses running off course. Follow shot before jump 29. Horses jumping over jump 29. Excited crowd watching the race. Jump 30. Horses coming out into the straight. Passing winning post - head-on - and into the enclosure. The winner is Sheila's Cottage with jockey Arthur Thompson.

    Possibly connected with 48/24 - MD.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:10:00 / 01:28:19:00
    UNSO Reel 021 K
    Sort Number:
    UNSO 021 K
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure
    Grand National p412
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Beechers Brook" should read Becher's Brook, (2 mentions to change).

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for this correction. It's been made.

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