Race horse "Max" is Ireland's Grand National hope, he is trained on the beach at Portmarnock.
Item title reads - Ireland's "National" hope. Mrs Crofts' "Max" being trained by Mr H. Ussher for the Grand National on Portmarnock Strand. (Exclusive Pathe pictures). Ireland.
M/S of Mrs Crofts stood with Mr Ussher. Various shots of two horses on the beach, a man gets on one ready to ride. M/S of Mrs Crofts holding Max's reins. M/S of rider and Max who is wearing blinkers. M/S of a man on a different horse. M/S as the horses walk up the beach, Mrs Crofts and Mr Ussher are in the foreground. Various shots as the horses walk through the shallow water. C/U of Mrs Crofts and Mr Ussher watching, M/S as she strokes the horse's nose. M/S as two horses race up the beach then trot past the camera.
Intertitle - Mrs Crofts' much fancied "Max" trained by Mr H.J. Ussher, is showing good form in gallops on sea shore.'
Four horses walk past the camera, various shots as they race up the shore. L/S as Max walks along in the shallow water. M/S of him stood on the beach in front of Mrs Crofts.