• Short Summary

    'Reynoldstown', owned by Major Noel Furlong, wins Grand National horse race.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Grand National 1935".

    Aintree, Lancashire / Merseyside.

    Various shots of crowds gathering at Aintree Racecourse. Various shots of horses and jockeys parading past crowds and onto the track. They are led by last year's winner 'Golden Miller'.

    L/S of gate going up and race starting. Various shots of race. We see several horses and jockeys fall at first few fences. The horses pass a railway siding. More shots of race. We see horses go over Becher's Brook (Bechers' Brook). More shots race. Slow motion L/S of horses going over the Canal Turn.

    Low angle shot of people looking out of Earl of Sefton's box. At far end, we see Prince Edward (Prince of Wales, Duke of Windsor, King Edward VIII) leaning out, watching race. Next to him is a woman - looks like Mrs. Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor)!

    More shots of race. Slow motion L/S of horses going over fence. 'Golden Miller' falls, throwing off jockey, Gerry Wilson. More shots of race. Panning L/S follows the leading 3 horses down final stretch - 'Reynoldstown', 'Pearlman' and 'Blue Prince'.

    Various shots of Grand National Winner, 'Reynoldstown', being ridden by son of owner Major Noel Furlong through cheering crowds.

    Note: transferred from combined print - sound quality bit dodgy at times. AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:05:00 / 01:38:20:00

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