The Grand National 1936 1936

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    Full title reads: "The Grand National 1936".

    Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, Merseyside.

    'Reynoldstown' wins Grand National for second year in a row.

    Various shots of crowds arriving at race course; by train, bus, car and on foot. Various high angled shots of competing horses being led around paddock. Various C/Us of horses passing camera (their names marked clearly on their saddles); 'Golden Miller', 'Reynoldstown', 'Avenger'. We see jockeys mounting their horses.

    Various shots of horses and jockeys parade passed the grand stands. Panning shot of board showing names of jockeys. Various shots crowds. Various shots start of race. Various shots of race. 5 horses fall at first fence (including favourite 'Golden Miller' - luckily the jockey remounts), further horses fall at later fences.

    Slow motion shot of horses jumping over Beechers Brook. More shots of race. 'Avenger' (another favourite) falls at 17th fence and breaks its neck. Poor horse struggles on ground, narrator explains it later had to be shot.

    More shots race. Low angled shot of horses jumping over Beechers Brook. More shots of final straight of race; 'Reynoldstown' is closely followed by 'Davy Jones'. The reigns break and the jockey loses control of 'Davy Jones'. 'Reynoldstown' goes on to win.

    Various shots of winning horse 'Reynoldstown' and jockey ride off track to be greeted by crowds. The owner of winning horse in Major Noel Furlong.

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    01:31:40:00 / 01:38:39:00
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