Aintree Racecourse, Lancashire.
Grand National race of 1953 - race is won by Early Mist.
GV. Aintree course (first 7' for super); GV. Top view, bookies SV. Bookies board. CU. Bookie. LV. No. board and bookie. SV. Women with umbrellas looking at race card. SV. Woman looking at race card. GV. Paddock. LV. Horses being led round paddock. CU. Fur-coated woman looking at card. SV. Pan, 'Ordinance' being led round. SV. 'Little Yid' being led round. SV. 'Irish Lizard' being led round. CU. Woman wearing boat-race favour looking at race card. GV. Jockeys up in paddock. MV. Jockey mounting 'Lucky Dome'. GV. Horses walking from paddock. SV. Top view crowd. GV. Parade. LV. Horses cantering down to start. LV. Crowd. LV.MV. Horses milling around prior to start. SV. Types with binoculars. LV. Horses lined up for start. Off. LV. Field racing towards, pan to B.V. as they approaching jump No. 1. GV. Towards, field approaching No. 1. Jump. First horse goes down, another. Field races past camera and on to No.2. LV. Crowd looking on. LV. Slow motion repeat of jump No. 1. GV. Field approaching No. 3. Jump - Fall. LV.B.V. leading four horses, followed by rest of field taking No.4.
LV. Towards, approaching Beechers Brook. 19 well ahead, change to slow motion, 19 jumps by himself, followed by 'Parasol II' and 'Little Yid'. CU. Horses going over camera, at Beechers. Horse falls, recovers and carries on. LV. No. 19 "Ordinance" leading field, pan as he takes jump No. 7, followed by 'Parasol II' and 'Little Yid', and rest of field. Pan back to 'Ordinance' well ahead. GV. Horses approaching Canal turn. 'Ordinance' over, 'Parasol II' jumps and falls, 'Hireba' (a grey) falls. Rest of field clear successfully. MV. People standing on railway engine. LV. Approaching No. 9 Valentine's - 'Ordinance' still well ahead clears, followed by 'Little Yid' and 'Mont Tremblant'. SV. Slow motion Valentine's. LV. 'Ordinance' approaches and clears No. 11 well ahead of field, followed by No. 21 'Little Yid' and 'Armoured Knight' and rest of field, 'Punchestown Star' refuses. No. 20 fails to jump and throws rider over fence. Field following over. 31 makes weak jump, lands in middle of hedge and slips back. SV. Pan, 'Ordnance' well in lead. 'Little Yid' and and 'Stormhead' followed by rest of field. GV. Approaching No. 15. LV. 'Ordnance' over, followed by 'Little Yid' and 'Mont Tremblant'. Rest of field follow. LV. Approaching Water Jump. 'Ordnance' over, followed by rest of field. CU. Woman looking through binoculars. SV. Towards and pan, 'Ordnance' starting on second circuit. LV. Approaching No. 17 - 'Ordnance' over, followed by three more runners. LV. Towards, approaching No. 19. 'Ordnance' over, followed by 'Early Mist' and 'Mont Tremblant'. 'Early Mist' starts to gain on 'Ordnance'. BV. 'Early Mist' and 'Ordnance' going to 19 together, followed by 'Mont Tremblant'. 'Ordnance falls', 'Early Mist' takes lead. LV. 'Early Mist' leading 'Mont Tremblant' and 'Little Yid' on approach to Beechers. 'Early Mist' over, followed by 'Mont Tremblant' and 'Little Yid'. SV.B.V. over Beechers. 'T. Bookshaw' falls from 'Dog Watch'. More horses over jump, jockey rolls in at right of picture from 'Uncle Barney'. LV.Pan, 'Early Mist' well ahead of 'Mont Tremblant', racing for jump 23.
'Early Mist' over, followed by 'Mont Tremblant'. Pan as they race towards Canal Turn. SV. Pan, riderless horses. LV. Racing towards Canal Turn. 'Early Mist' over, 'Mont Tremblant' over. 'Little Yid'. CU. spectator with binoculars. MV. Valentines Brook. 'Early Mist' over, 'Mont Tremblant' over. 'Little Yid' who stumbles on landing. LV. 'Early Mist' over, followed by 'Mont Tremblant' over, 'Little Yid' well behind other two refuses. LV. Approaching no. 28. Rear of field taking No. 28. A fall - ('Cloncarrig'). LV. 'Early Mist' over 29, followed by Mont Tremblant. SV. Crowd. GV. Early Mist well ahead of field racing towards finishing post. SV. Towards and pan, 'Early Mist' passes post, follow as he slows down. MV. 'Early Mist' being led towards unsaddling enclosure. Other jockeys ride alongside and congratulate. SV. Crowd. GV.SV. 'Early Mist' being led in through crowd. SV. 'Early Mist' entering unsaddling enclosure. SCU. Owner and 'Early Mist'.
(Orig. "B") (Lav.) (Uncut.Neg."E")
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Aintree Racecourse, Lancashire.