• Short Summary

    Despite the war, Victor Smyth still trains racehorses at Epsom Downs.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Keep 'em running!"

    Epsom Downs, Surrey.

    Various library shots of crowds at race course during 1930s.

    Various shots of Epsom race course during war, empty except for horses training. Various shots of horses going around course and being trained to use jumps. We see racehorse trainer Victor Smyth and family walking over course, one of his sons rides a horse. Various shots of boys working as stable hands (wartime labour shortages means they are younger than usual!). C/U of boy feeding star horse "Forestation" being fed in stable. Various C/Us of horses looking over stable doors. More shots stable boys at work, some polishing the saddles and bridges. More pre-war footage.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1215.12
    Media URN:
    33829
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:21:00 / 01:34:17:00
    Canister:
    NP 33

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