• Short Summary

    British horses held off a large-scale French onslaught - seven out of twenty entrants - to fill the first two places in the 1959 Derby filmed by VISNEWS at Epsom June 3.

  • Description


    GV. Downs and grandstand.
    0.04


    TV. Crowd on course
    0.08


    SV Stands
    0.11


    CU Toppers
    0.13


    SV Crowd
    0.16


    CU Lady in summer hat
    0.18


    STV Toppers and Indian lady
    0.20


    SCU Women look at race cards
    0.23


    LV Queen arrives in car
    0.27


    CU Royal Standard
    0.29


    LV Queen and Duke greeted
    0.33


    SV Crowd
    0.35


    LV Queen Mother and Princess Margaret
    0.39


    GV Crowds in foreground of stands.
    0.42


    SV Royals in stand.
    0.46


    GTV Pan to crowded Downs.
    0.56


    LV Crowds on Downs.
    0.58


    SV Aly Khan
    1.02


    LV Queen in paddock
    1.06


    SV People in paddock
    1.08


    LV Royal Family in paddock
    1.12


    SV Pan to Princess Margaret
    1.15


    GV Horses and Jockeys in paddock
    1.18


    SV Parthia
    1.22


    SV Jockey and runners' board
    1.25


    LV Premier Macmillan and wife
    1.30


    TV Horses canter down course.
    1.33


    SV Royals in line
    1.37


    LV Horses canter past Royal Party
    1.39


    GV Horse along course to start
    1.42


    SV Pan to Queen's horse Above Suspicion
    1.45


    LV Horse towards starting gate
    1.48


    SV Pan to Thymus and Charlie Smirke
    1.51


    SV Pan to Parthia
    1.54


    STV Crowd
    1.56


    LV Pan of Race and PAN to BV
    2.06


    SV Spectators
    2.08


    GV Horses at Tattenham Corner
    2.21


    SV Spectators on coach roof
    2.23


    TV Finish
    2.41


    LTV Crowd
    2.43


    STV Leading in winner
    2.47


    SV Jockey pats horse and dismounts
    2.52


    SCU winning horse and group
    2.58



    Initials S-D/THD/AHS S-D/TDH/AS


    SPORT: HORSE RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: British horses held off a large-scale French onslaught - seven out of twenty entrants - to fill the first two places in the 1959 Derby filmed by VISNEWS at Epsom June 3. Sir Humphrey de Trafford's Parthia, ridden by W.H. Carr, beat F.dalgo, ridden by J. Mercer - Carr's son-in-law - by a short head. Third place went to Baron Guy de Rothchild's French horse Shantung.

    This year's Derby - the 180th. - was the richest to date. Sir Humphrey de Trafford received GBP36,078 in prize money, plus inestimable stud fees.

    The Queen, Prince Philip, Queen Mother and Princess Margaret drove down the course from Tattenham Corner to the Royal Box. All keen horse lovers, they must have been a little disappointed that the Queen's horse Above Suspicion was not placed.

    Contrasting with the morning suits and 'toppers' of the Royal Enclosure were the shirt sleeves and singlets of the general public. This was Derby Day at it's best. Hot June sunshine blazed down and the race finished with a classical struggle, Shantung coming up from last place to third in the last few yards.

    Baron de Rothchild lodged a complaint that Shantung had been bumped. This was supported by his jockey who could not identify the culprit. It was the only cloud on a perfect day. The punters and small backers had a perfect day - both Parthia and Fidalgo had starting prices of 10-1.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA18D62W2KO8S8DFMNGLN0KQAU
    Media URN:
    VLVA18D62W2KO8S8DFMNGLN0KQAU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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