The Derby 1928 1928

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    The 1928 Derby. (Titles are in the middle of the story.)

    Epsom, Surrey.

    Top shot of the crowds, tents and racecourse at Epsom. L/Ss of the horses and jockeys riding towards the starting line, lining up and starting off at the beginning of the race. Several shots of the race; huge crowds watch.

    Intertitle reads: "...and in slow motion."
    L/S of the horses riding along in slow motion, taken from above a section of the crowd. In normal speed we see the winning horse and jockey, Felstead ridden by H Wragg, riding towards the winner's enclosure, surrounded by policemen and other people. The horse is led around the enclosure, watched by an admiring crowd.

    Titles read: "The Derby - 1928." [New intertitle] "Enormous crowds, in glorious sunshine, see "Felstead"... ridden by H. Wragg win from "Flamingo" & "Black Watch" for Sir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen."
    Several shots show crowds of cars and people rushing hither and thither; the ground is covered with bits of paper.

    The opening titles are then repeated, followed by a new intertitle: 'The Downs were covered for miles around with an almost unbroken "sea' of motor cars."
    Similar or same shots as before of crowds and cars.

    Intertitle reads: "...few... very few... came in the traditional Derby Day way... "the Four-in-hand."
    M/S of a horse drawn stagecoach carrying numerous people on top. Top shots of the crowds and tents beside the racecourse.
    Note: the order of shots in this item is quite muddled; some footage may be missing.

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    British Pathé
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    01:15:32:00 / 01:19:57:00
    G 1509
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    G 1509
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