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    Horse racing scenes with jockeys from Oxford University.

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    Students from Oxford try their hand at horse racing - the fences cause a few fallers.

    Full title reads: "Somerton. Oxford University Steeplechases - If not quite up to 'Grand National' polish, Dark Blue Undergraduate Jockeys make up for it in pluck."

    Somerton, Oxfordshire.

    L/S horses lined up for start. The starter raises his hand and they are away. The large field race down a straight. They take a series of jumps and several riders fall. The horses and riders come around a corner and take another fence. At the next fence one horse crashes through the fence and unseats its rider. A member of the crowd runs after the loose horse but falls to catch it. More horses fall at this fence. Horses approach large brush fence. A woman is standing to one side. There are fallers at this fence as well - a couple of spectators run out to help one of the jockeys and nearly get knocked over by a following horse. Closer shot of three horses racing, as the camera tightens only two are left in shot - they are racing at some speed. Shots of the leading three horses taking a jump. People are gathered at the sides of the fence.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:17:03:00 / 01:18:46:00

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