• Short Summary

    America's biggest horse race at Churchill Downs, Louisville.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Kentucky Derby - America's biggest Horse Race".

    Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America (USA).

    M/S of people standing under sign for 'Churchill Downs' racecourse. Various shots of crowds at race horse. Many people are using cardboard periscopes to see races. Narrator introduces American commentator, Clem MacCarty. Various shots of horse race with rapidly spoken commentary by MacCarty. Unfortunately, because soundtrack ends we do not know who winner is (we do see horses number 6 and 12 reach finishing line).

    Note: sound track finishes at 01:01:45, 45 seconds before end of item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    883.02
    Media URN:
    12977
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:39:00 / 01:02:28:00
    Canister:
    36/39

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The race was run on 2 May 1936.

    "Clem MacCarty" should read Clem McCarthy, (3 changes required inc tags).

    "Unfortunately, because soundtrack ends we do not know who winner is" - the winner is Bold Venture, ridden by Ira Hanford.

    Second is Brevity, ridden by Wayne Wright.



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