• Short Summary

    Thoroughbred horses have their details recorded to deter 'turf crooks'.

  • Description

    Titles read: "BEATING THE RACING CROOKS!"

    United States of America.

    Various shots of a thoroughbred horse being examined and measured outside a stable. The details are recorded in an effort to stop the 'turf crooks' who try to substitute one horse for another in some of the big horse racing events. The horse seen here is called 'Histrionic'; his details and photographs are put into a file.

    Several shots at a racecourse in Miami, Florida; as the horses file past on their way to the starting gates a man flicks through their pictures and details to check they are the correct horses. Brief shots of the horses starting off and running around the track.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1184.14
    Media URN:
    40760
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:36:00 / 01:27:04:00
    Canister:
    PT 466

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