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    People are gathering at Epsom for the 1956 Derby - a wet day. LV. Epsom race course, showing a stand in distance. TV. Massed crowds at the track taken from the stand. GV. Royal party walking towards camera, heading for paddock. TV. People milling around bookmaker. CV. Bookmaker in top hat. LV. Paddock with horses circling. GV. Some of the horses walking in the paddock. GV. Jockeys coming into the paddock. GV. Walking shot - through crowds, camera pans round to bookies. TV. Horses emerging from paddock led by the Queen's horse Atlas with Harry Carr up - followed by No 2 Gilles de Retz and No 3 Hornbeam, ridden by Joe Mercer. TV. No 7 "Tenereze" walking to the parade. LV. The end of parade, horses turn at the beginning of the line and start to gallop back. GV. Crowds in the stand looking across the course towards the start. LV. Horses circling before coming up to the tapes. GV. The starter climbing onto his rostrum. GV. Horses up at the tapes and one on the far side very eager. He goes into the tapes and then draws back to line. Start of the race. Horses go away to the right to back view. Towards, horses coming towards, camera in mass cannot distinguish any numbers. LV. Towards, bushes and one horse is about two lengths in front. Cannot see number. Past camera to back view. LV. Horses about three lengths in front, going past at Tattenham Corner. Only one horse in the picture until the others start to come in, as the leading horse shoots down into Tattenham Corner. Head on towards at Tattenham Corner. The leading horse coming round on the rails followed by the bunch. LV. Into the straight, one horse about three to four lengths in front of the field. The other horses trailing the leader, the horses go out of frame. The leader's name is Monterey. Pan, another horse comes into the picture. The horse is Lavandin and is coming up almost level with Monterey. LV. Top view, Lavandin just taking the lead, pan with him. He is about a length in front but another horse is coming up on the outside to challenge him. He just hangs on and they reach the post. The horse mentioned was Montaval - came second. Other horses pass the post.

    CU. Bookmaker counting out lots of pound notes and giving them to punter. SV. The Winner's Ring. Winner, Lavandin, being led in. Jockey, 'Rae' W. Johnstone jumps off his back. The owner, Mr Pierre Wertheimer is there. SCU. A group of people looking down from balcony. SCU. The owner surrounded by reporters. SCU. The horse in the ring after being unsaddled, with his blanket over his back with owner's initials on P.W. Stable lad holds the horse's reins.


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    01:19:26:00 / 01:22:53:00
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    Sport & Leisure
    Race horses derby Debutantes 20th Century Project 4
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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