• Short Summary

    Footage of the Pony Derby.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "PONY DERBY AT NORTHOLT [Greater London]"

    L/S's of the ponies parading before the start of the race. Various shots of the Pony Derby race in progress. M/S of the winner Scottish Rifle with it's owner Miss Dorothy Paget.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1009.38
    Media URN:
    14337
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:14:00 / 01:49:19:00
    Canister:
    39/48

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    Northolt Park Racecourse opened in 1929, but was used as an army depot and prisoner of war camp in WW2. Horse racing never returned after the war and new housing - "The Racecourse Estate" (the roads are named after other racecourses) - was built on the site in the early 1950's. The original gates to the racecourse survive across a footpath to the estate, near to Northolt Park Station.

    1:01 - Dorothy Paget, seen leading her winning horse, was a famous horse racing personality from the 1930's to the 1950's and was the financial backer for the "Blower" Bentleys.

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