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    International horse-racing on the frozen St. Moritz Lake Jan. 29. E. Schneider, of Switzerland, on?

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    GV St. Moritz
    0.03

    2.
    GV DITTO, with passing horse drawn waggon
    0.10

    3.
    GV People place bets
    0.14

    4.
    CU Sign 'St. Moritz'
    0.15

    5.
    SCU Mr. & Mrs. Mehl-Muhlens from Germany
    0.20

    6.
    BV Start of the (1600 m) trot race
    0.27

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    GV Competitors round bend, PAN back view
    0.40

    8.
    GV PAN.. Competitors arrive at finish PAN spectators
    0.52

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    CU Winner, E. Schneider of Switzerland
    0.54

    10.
    LV Horses parade for 2400 m hurdles
    1.00

    11.
    GV DITTO and form up for start
    1.02

    12.
    CU official starts race
    1.04

    13.
    GV Start of race PAN to back view
    1.10

    14.
    GV Competitors pass camera
    1.15

    15.
    LV Riders over jump
    1.17

    16.
    GV PAN.. riders round bend towards finish
    1.25

    17.
    GV Arriving at finish
    1.30

    18.
    CU The winner E. Kienast of Austria
    1.32



    Initials JRG/S/AW/ES


    SPORT: ICE HORSE RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: International horse-racing on the frozen St. Moritz Lake Jan. 29. E. Schneider, of Switzerland, on Emanville d'Elle won the Cresta Run Prize for the 1600-metre trotting race against 11 competitors.

    The 2400-metre hurdles was won by Erwin Kienast of Austria riding Triptowald II. There were 12 entries in this race for the Graubuenden Prize.

    This annual event entails long weeks of preparation. The Swiss guardians of the lake little trust Nature in freezing it. Once frozen, the surface of the race course area is "groomed" - like the competing horses - to be in perfect condition for the day of the race.

    By adding water and snow, new layers of ice can be added to the surface to give it the right flexibility needed to bear the poundings of the horses' hooves. The Swiss have a word for frozen St. Moritz lake: on race day they call it the "White Turf".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1NTHP6Y0JUVA1CQP2DVAK3Q0A
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NTHP6Y0JUVA1CQP2DVAK3Q0A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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