• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Chariot racing is a growing sport in the United States. In many ranching areas?

  • Description

    1.
    SV Start of chariot race
    0.05

    2.
    CU Horse and trainer ( 2 shots)
    0.10

    3.
    GV PAN as two chariots pass by during race
    0.13

    4.
    SV Man pulling away on chariot and on course ( 3 shots)
    0.24

    5.
    SV Two horses into paddock
    0.27

    6.
    GV PAN race in progress
    0.29

    7.
    SV PAN two chariots leave starting gate and race in progress ( 5 shots)
    0.51

    8.
    SV Crowd
    0.53

    9.
    SV PAN of chariot race in progress ( 4 shots)
    1.15

    10.
    GV Man and chariot on course
    1.18


    TRANSCRIPT



    FIRPO: "Most Americans probably never saw a chariot race, but in half a dozen Rocky Mountain states, the sport is as popular as Roden. And it all began long before Charlton Heston was making "Ben Hur". Its' sport that had its beginning more than 40 years ago when ranchers raced hay sleds down the snowy streets of a small Wyoming town. Over the years, the sleds and cutters have been modified into chariots and the working horses have been replaced by a fast cross breed of quarter horse and thoroughbred."



    "The faster teams run the 440 yards in as little as 21 seconds...reaching 40..45 miles an hour as they cross the finish line. Some of the teams are valued from 35,000 to 50,000 dollars, but competitors are not in this sport fro the prize money. The first place finisher gets the same amount as the last place man. It's a hobby for most of them. Something the entire family can get involved in. This is John Firpo in Winnemucca, Nevada."




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    SPORT: CHARIOT RACING
    REPORTER: JOHN FIRPO

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Chariot racing is a growing sport in the United States. In many ranching areas it has a strong following as NBC reporter John Firpo found out in Winnemucca, Nevada.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6A2CN2FGZ5WIOGLS44X8K11O
    Media URN:
    VLVA6A2CN2FGZ5WIOGLS44X8K11O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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