• Short Summary

    The fashions and thrills of Royal Ascot - controversial "dead heat" race included.

  • Description

    Ascot.

    LV four fashionable women walking towards camera with man in top hat. GV Ascot and racing scenes. SCU woman looking through binoculars wearing Norman Hartnell fashion, pan down to dress being opened. SCU girl wearing large brimmed hat (Hartnell). Side view, girl wearing white dress, pan down. CU girl wearing white hat and looking at race-card. LV crowds at Ascot. GV crowds and racecourse from stand. Side view, horses assembling at starting gate, & SCU. LV start of the race, pan to back view, horses racing down course. CU men looking through binoculars. GV race down course, zoom in, follow horses. No 2, King of Tudors, takes the lead and races towards camera. No 2 in the lead. No 9, Chivalry, coming up and races. Camera pan to back shot of passing the winning post. Chivalry wins.

    GV paddock, horses parading. CU Queen walking past camera with Queen Mother. CU No 3, Silex the Second, in paddock. SCU four jockeys. SCU Princess Margaret walking towards Queen Mother who is talking to jockey. SCU Sir Gordon Richards walking past camera. SLV jockey mounting No 10 (presumably French horse Le Bourgeois). SLV jockey mounting No 13. SCU Queen with Queen Mother walking towards camera, Princess Margaret and Princess Royal follow behind. GV parade of horses on course. SCU No 1, Elpenore with jockey Jacques Doyasbere, passing camera. CU jockey's head and shoulders, pan down to horse No 5, Northern Light, passing camera. SCU No 3 Silex. Horse No 10 at starting gate. LV horses lined up. Tapes go up, pan to back shot of horses going up course. CU man looking through binoculars. LV horses coming up with No 2 and No 3 challenging each other. No 1 taking the lead. No 8 comes into the picture and challenge, passing the post. SLV crowd, people watching. SCU winner, French horse Elpenore, No 1, being lead in and jockey dismounting.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "L") (Orig "O")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    168.19
    Media URN:
    29525
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:47:00 / 01:35:17:00
    Canister:
    54/47

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