• Short Summary

    Coup de Roi is winning horse in race for Northumberland Plate at glamorous Pitmen's Derby.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Northumberland Plate won by Coup de Roi".

    Gosforth Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear.

    Various shots of crowds at racecourse for Pitmen's Derby. Lots of shots of glamorous, fashionably dressed women. M/S of board with horses names in. Various shots of horses and jockeys preparing for race, we see them being led onto the track.

    M/S of gate going up, there are only 7 horses in the race. Various shots of race. Nice M/S shots of people looking through binoculars.

    M/S of winning horse, Coup de Roi, being led off track. The jockey dismounts. C/U of Coup de Roi.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:45:00 / 01:35:05:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Many years ago my grandmother LIly McEvoy from Ennis Co Clare told me of a conversation her husband Andrew J McEvoy the Editor of the Clare Champion had with a local man who backed horses regularly. The local man asked my grandfather what horse had won the big race that day and was told that Coup de Roi (which my grandfather pronounced in the French fashion) had won. Oh that's awful said the uneducated local I backed Coop de Roy which of course he pronounced in an anglo fashion. He was surprised to be told that he had won after all. How interesting to be able to see the running of the race on British Pathe and the comment of the commentator that many people felt that the horse's name might best be pronounced Coop de Roy!

    Douglas Clark April 2014

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