The opening day of the most elegant of all race meetings - Zarathustra wins Ascot Stakes.
GV. Royal carriages driving up course with grandstands in background. LV. Royal carriages driving up course, from grandstands. CU.Queen and Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) sitting in carriage. GV. Massed crowds assembling for races (2 shots). TV. Fashionable crowd, Princess Alexandra comes into picture. SV. Man with top hat and binoculars. LV. From stand, Gold Vase race - Bob Sawyer, Rich Bloom, Greenhill, French Beige. CV. Man with top hat and binoculars. TV. End of Gold Vase Race - French Beige passes post first, Rosati second, Trovato third. No change of order in all this shot. TV. Top view, massed crowds. TV. Queen Elizabeth II with Princess Royal walking to paddock. LV. Paddock. Horses for Ascot Stakes parading. CU. Horses parading - Curry in foreground. SV. Designer Norman Hartnell hands binoculars to woman who looks through. GV. Queen and Princess Royal crossing paddock. SV. Jockey mounting Zarathustra. SV. Fashionable people consulting race cards. LV. Horses milling around before start. Fashionable woman under huge hat. Start of Ascot Stakes. Tapes up. Horses bunched together in good start. First time past post. Burlington Gardens, Ring O'Roses, Devonport. Man with top hat and binoculars. TV. Finish - in front of stand Black Horse and Gads Hill. Zarathustra appears and passes Gads Hill and Black Horse, and streaks ahead. Just behind him Gads Hill passes Black Horse. In terrific sprint Zarathustra passes post. Rest come in, in a bunch. Zarathustra wins Ascot Stakes.