Royal Ascot 1961

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    Titles read: "ROYAL ASCOT - TECHNICOLOR".

    Ascot, Berkshire.

    General views of the crowds in the stand at Ascot Racecourse. High angle view of the royal procession as we see Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and two unidentified men in an open carriage, followed by Princess Margaret, Anthony Armstrong-Jones and the Princess Royal (Princess Mary) in another coach. L/S of Princess Marina wandering about in the crowd with a gentleman.

    Various shots of hats on the heads of fashionable ladies - this cataloguer is especially taken by the orange one worn by the lady in sunglasses. L/S of the Queen walking towards the paddock with the Duke of Norfolk, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Princess Royal. General view of the Royal Hunt Cup indicator board.

    Several shots of horses being led about the paddock. Jockeys mount their horses. More shots of fashionable hats. Horses and jockeys make their way to the starting tapes. The Royal Hunt race starts and we see several shots of the horses running in the race. C/U of man in top hat looking through binoculars. The horses come over the finishing line - King's Troop is the winner.

    The Queen and Prince Philip make their way to the winner's enclosure. Jockey Geoff Lewis is seen dismounting there. More great hats - these ones look like they're made out of bubble bath. L/S of Lester Piggot standing with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as commentator tells us in the next race Piggot brought the Queen's filly 'Aiming High' first past the post by half a length.

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    01:45:06:00 / 01:48:55:00
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