The Dogs Derby 1920

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    Dogs Derby in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. Full title reads: "THE DOGS DERBY." "The Powderhall dog handicap with it's huge crowds, bookmakers, etc., was a canine counterpart of the famous Epsom classic."

    M/S Track side. Flat capped trainers and owners prepare their greyhounds for the off. The dogs are being held at the start line. There is a puff of smoke from the starting pistol and the race begins. All the dogs race away.

    Nice high angle L/S of the dogs hurtling down the track at phenomenal speed. A crowd of enthusiasts can be seen to the right of the track.

    M/S The owners / trainers are standing behind the finishing line encouraging their dogs by waving pieces of white material. There is a large stand in the background full of spectators. Quick as a flash the dogs appear and pass the finishing post.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/08/2020
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    21634
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    204.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:07:00 / 01:16:40:00
    Canister:
    G 631
    Sort Number:
    G 0631
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