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    Full title reads: "The Pony Derby at Northolt Park".

    Greater London.

    L/S of large crowds in grandstands at racecourse. The ponies and their jockeys are led onto the track. M/S of the gate going up. Various shots of ponies racing around course. Ecklestone (sp.?) wins the race. M/S of winning pony and jockey riding off track. Jockey dismounts. Narrator explains that winning pony was trained by Pat Donoghue, son of famous jockey Steve Donoghue.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    13002
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    883.27
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:27:00 / 01:52:01:00
    Canister:
    36/49
    Sort Number:
    36/049
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    Northolt Park Racecourse opened in 1929, but was used as an army depot and prisoner of war camp in WW2. Horse racing never returned after the war and new housing - "The Racecourse Estate" (the roads are named after other racecourses) - was built on the site in the early 1950's. The original gates to the racecourse survive across a footpath to the estate, near to Northolt Park Station.

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