• Short Summary

    An overwhelming victory for Australia was gained in the Great Championship, at Badminton Horse Trials, Badminton, Apr 23, when Australian horsemen in training for the Olympic Games - jumped into first, second and fourth places.

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    An overwhelming victory for Australia was gained in the Great Championship, at Badminton Horse Trials, Badminton, Apr 23, when Australian horsemen in training for the Olympic Games - jumped into first, second and fourth places. First was William Roycroft on "Our Sole" with a clear round in the final phase - show jumping - and his compatriot, Laurie Morgan, on "Salad Days", emulated him to take second place. In third place was Anneli Drummond-Hay on "Perhaps", and fourth was Australian Neale Lavis on "Toscanolla".

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother - deputizing for the Queen - was there to present prizes. Other members of the Royal Family present were Princess Margaret with her fiance, Mr. Antony Armstrong-Jones, and Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

    Good rounds on the show-jumping course were few but William Roycroft and Mr. L.Morgan both turned in first class performances the former very fast and fluent, the latter in perfect precision. A small white gate hanging free caused most faults - only five horses left it standing.

    It was a disappointing Badminton for the British Olympic possibles. Colonel Weldon and Samuel Johnson, despite their skill in the cross-country, were unable to make up for points lost on their dressage score and then got into difficulties show jumping.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MAVL72007FQQJO17UILONTU4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MAVL72007FQQJO17UILONTU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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