The Derby 1951

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    Item title reads - Pathe News Special. The Derby.

    Epsom Downs, Surrey.

    L/S Epsom racecourse. L/S crowds at Tattenham Corner. M/S people walking along side of course. L/S cars and crowds arriving. M/S pan three-wheeler car. M/S Rolls Royce. M/S mass crowds and buses. L/S jellied eel stall. C/U hand dishing up jellied eels. C/U man eating eels. C/U hand picking up coconut shy balls. C/U man shouting on coconut shy. M/S coconuts. C/U Gypsy Lee poster. C/U Gypsy fortune teller. Elevated shot tipster talking to crowd. C/U little boy looking on. C/U tipster, making his speech. C/U dog watching. C/U tipster. C/U Prince Monolulu making his speech. C/U woman looking on. C/U Monolulu. C/U back view one-man band. L/S bookmakers. C/U's bookies shouting the odds. C/U one in bowler hat.

    Top view Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) followed by Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret arriving in paddock. M/S royalty in paddock. M/S jockeys walking into paddock. L/S Gordon Richards walking towards paddock. M/S royal party in paddock. M/S jockeys mounting. M/S Princess Margaret with Marquis of Blandford. C/U Mr Ley-On. M/S as Gordon Richards leaves paddock. M/S 'Arctic Prince' leaving paddock. M/S parade of horses. Top view 'Ki Ming' being led down course. M/S horses cantering down to start. L/S massed crowd. M/S royalty in box. L/S horses lined up to start. C/U two men looking through binoculars.

    L/S start, pan to back view. Various shots of the race. C/U man watching through binoculars. L/S pan round Tattenham Corner, 'Arctic Prince' starts challenging. Pan to C/U as 'Arctic Prince' takes lead. Various shots of the race 'Arctic Prince' comes in to win. M/S press photographers. Top view as winner is led in, jockey Charlie Spares dismounts. 'Sybil's Nephew' came second and 'Signal Box' third.

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