• Short Summary

    THE HOKKAIDO TURF CLUB IN NORTHERN JAPAN IS BLANKETED WITH SNOW; AND THAT MEANS NO HORSE RACING FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS.

  • Description

    1.
    LS SPECTATORS
    2 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS THREE SKIERS PUTTING ON SKIES
    5 ft

    3.
    MS HORSE PULLS SKIERS ONTO RACING TRACK
    15 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS SPECTATORS
    17 ft

    5.
    LS START OF RACE
    24 ft

    6.
    MS HORSES AND SKIERS PAST CAMERA
    30 ft

    7.
    CU ONLOOKER
    31 ft

    8.
    MS RACE CONTINUES
    36 1/2 ft

    9.
    MS MOTHER AND CHILD
    37 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS SLOWING DOWN AT END OF RACE (TWO SHOTS)
    49 ft



    Initials CAR/V/MK/YA/RBI


    SPORT: SKIING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE HOKKAIDO TURF CLUB IN NORTHERN JAPAN IS BLANKETED WITH SNOW; AND THAT MEANS NO HORSE RACING FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS. SO SKIING ENTHUSIASTS HAVE BEEN GRANTED PERMISSION OF THE TRACK FOR HORSE-SKIING. THIS SPORTS IS FAST BECOMING POPULAR IN HOKKAIDO AS WELL AS OTHER PARTS OF JAPAN.

    RACING HORSES ARE USED IN TOWING THE SKIERS, USUALLY SIX TO A HORSE. THE SKIERS, INCLUDING MANY CHILDREN, COMPETE WITH EACH OTHER OR GROUPS. THEY ARE KEENLY WATCHED BY THEIR FRIENDS AND A HANDFUL OF PUNTERS WHO GATHER AT THE CLUB TO WATCH RACING WITH A DIFFERENCE.

    THE PEOPLE OF HOKKAIDO ARE SKILLFUL SNOW SKIERS. THEY CONSIDER WATER SKIING A SPORT FOR THE RICH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADZF4UGLUAWX5T2E7M5MRSMSEB
    Media URN:
    VLVADZF4UGLUAWX5T2E7M5MRSMSEB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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