Royal Tan's National 1954

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    Aintree.

    GV mass crowds in Aintree course waiting for start of Grand National. LV horses milling around, & SV. SV horse having girth adjusted. LV start, pan to back view. GV crowd. LV approaching No 1. First horses over Alberoni, Gentle Moya, Swinton Hero, Whispering Steel, fall at this jump. Pan to back view. Leaders over No 2 Baire and Minimax fell, Dominick's Bar dropped dead. SV Alberoni standing by No 1 jump. LV injured jockey being carried from course. LV approaching and over No 5. Leaders over. LV approaching beechers. Leaders jump (into slow motion.) LV crowd, shot away from beechers. LV pan, towards No 7. Leaders over, pan as they approach the canal turn. LV horses approaching canal turn. SV leaders over. Statesman fumbles and throws jockey. Pan to back view as they approach valantines. LV ground shot, approaching valantines and jumping. LV over valantines. LV approaching No 12. Leaders over, Border Luck falls. SV pan between 12 and 13, lead by Coneyburrow. LV approaching No 13, leaders over. Legal Joy falls and rises with broken leg and hobbles to side of course colliding with tressle and falls down. GV nearing No 15. LV leaders over No 15. Pan as they race towards No 16, Coneyburrow, leader, takes water, he misjudges and skids on belly but makes amazing recovery. Meantime Sanperion with Royal Stuart and Churchtown forge ahead. SV crowd. SV pan, second time round leading horses No 30, 17, 33, 12. LV approaching No 17, leaders over. LV approaching beechers, leaders over, leads followed by 12 & 9. LV ground shot away from beechers. SV pan, horses racing towards canal. GV approaching canal turn. SV horses over canal turn. LV crowd watching. LV leaders over valantines. GV ground shot over valantines. SV leaders over. Conneyburrow falls, punches Town Star and Royal Stuart refuse. Loose horse jump and falls headlong into ditch. SV Church Town, Tudor Line and Royal Tan racing towards No 29. SV Royal Tan over No 30 followed immediately by Tudor Line. GV Tudor Line challenging Royal Tan on finishing straight. SV pan, two horses racing. Tudor Line accelerated and closes with Royal Tan, but Royal Tan passes post a neck in front pan to back view of the two horses. GV Royal Tan being led in through crowd. SV jockey Brian Marshal tries to spur on Royal Tan eventually does so.

    (Rota Lav.) (Orig "B")

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    Cataloguer:
    Sanja
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    29303
    Sort Number:
    54/025
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:06:00 / 01:32:39:00
    Canister:
    54/25
    Film ID:
    148.15
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1954
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