The Derby 1949

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    Full title reads: "The Derby".

    Epsom, Surrey. Nimbus wins 1949 Derby in photo finish.

    GV Pan coaches and course. VS of crowds. VS of Pearly King and Queens. LV Crowd watching the arrival of Queen Mary. SV Queen Mary stepping out of car and being greeted by officials. SV Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Khan walking past camera. SV Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and Queen Mary on balcony. SV Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and others walking to paddock. GV Crowds and grandstand. SV Crowds round bookies. LV Number board. LV Horses parading round paddock. SV Pan 'Nimbus' walking past. SV Royal family in paddock watching horses being paraded. VS Jockeys with horses in parade ring. GV Horses parading up course. SV Gordon Richards on Royal Forest going up course. GV From grandstand horses parading up course. GV Horses cantering back along course. LV Massed crowds round grandstand. SV Royal family on balcony looking through glasses. GV Horses assembling near starting gate. LV Starter getting up into position. LV Horses coming up to gate. CU Book maker looking through binocular. LV Start and pan to horses running up course. SV Pan follow round to back view at the bushes. Horses tightly bunched. Nimbus leading. CU Woman looking through glasses. LV Pan follow round to Tattenham Corner. Nimbus and Swallow Tail fighting for lead. Side view men with top hats looking through binoculars. LV Horses approaching Tattenham Corner, rounding bend and into straight. Nimbus still on rails. CU Pan Swallow Tail passing Nimbus. LV Pan Swallow Tail still leading. Nimbus makes ground. Amour Drake comes into picture. Nimbus still slightly in lead. LV Towards and pan finish Nimbus in lead. Amour Drake coming up fast, swerves to inside. Nimbus in lead. Swallow Tail 2nd. Amour Drake 3rd. Amour Drake still gaining. Pass post. SV Men with top hats milling around in front of photo finish board. SV Gold Cup on table. SV People looking at photo finish. CU Photo finish. Top view Nimbus No 13 - Charles Elliott up being led in by Mrs Glenister. SV Head of Nimbus.

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