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    Item title reads: "The National Hunt Steeplechase. Record Field of 43 compete for Amateur Riders "Grand National" at Steeplechasing's Ascot."

    Cheltenham, Gloucester

    High angle shot of the meet with horses circling the enclosure and setting off for the start. L/S as the race begins and they're off. Slow motion shots as the riders tackle one of the fences. The field continues rather scrappily over another fence and a couple fall. There is a tracking shot (from a car). The riders are seen approaching various fences and there are some bad falls. M/S of the stand as the crowd await the finish. High angle shot as the winner crosses the line.
    Intertitle reads: " Fine Yarn - Mr Stevens up - wins by 2 lengths. "
    The winner is seen being led into the enclosure.

    Note: Fine example of editing and camera work for coverage of racing. There are two fast tracking shot sequences from moving vehicles - are there earlier examples?

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    33100
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    672.28
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:51:00 / 01:45:06:00
    Canister:
    G 1379
    Sort Number:
    G 1379
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure
    WorkSpaces
    Cheltenham Races
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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