• Short Summary

    A 15-YEAR-OLD APPRENTICE JOCKEY, J. SACKEY, BECAME THE HERO OF THE AFTERNOON MEETING AT ACCRA?

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    A 15-YEAR-OLD APPRENTICE JOCKEY, J. SACKEY, BECAME THE HERO OF THE AFTERNOON MEETING AT ACCRA RACE COURSE ON SATURDAY (FEBRUARY 25) WHEN HE WON THE HOTLY CONTESTED N.L.C. TROPHY.

    THE RACE WAS PART OF THE CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE OVERTHROW OF FORMER PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH, AND IT ALSO CARRIED A CASH AWARD OF 430 NEW CEDIS (GBP 215 STERLING).

    THE YOUNG JOCKEY, J. SACKEY, WAS PRESENTED WITH THE TROPHY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOSEPH ANKHAR.

    GENERAL ANKRAH, WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE N.L.C., WAS WELCOMED TO THE COURSE BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ACCRA TURF CLUB, MR. MANYO-PLANGE.

    IN THE FIFTH RACE, ANOTHER IMPORTANT EVENT ON THE CARD SACKEY FURTHER DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF BY RIDING THE SECOND HORSE, "TOP HAND".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7169WPJHJF878X7TDA6VYLXZK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7169WPJHJF878X7TDA6VYLXZK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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