• Short Summary

    Horse "Rugosa" ridden by jockey E. Smith wins the Ascot Stakes.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Royal Ascot".

    Ascot Race Course, Berkshire.

    G/V crowds assembling around the tote at Ascot. C/U fashionable Indian ladies arriving. Various shots of fashionably dressed women wearing hats in enclosure.

    Horses parading in paddock. Panning shot "Agreement", Queen's horse, parading round. L/S Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret in paddock. Panning shot "Sandiacre" parading round. Jockeys entering the paddock. L/S Queen shaking hands with jockey W.H. Carr. L/S jockey mounting. Panning shot Queen and Queen Mother walking from the paddock.

    C/U bookmaker. Punter looking at board. Another punter looking at selections. Girls round bookie stand. C/U woman looking happy. C/U woman looking through glasses. G/V horses coming down straight soon after the start. C/U eccentric tipster Prince Monolulu looking through glasses. Various shots race for Ascot Stakes. Horses running include: "El Hasa", "British Commando", "Sandiacre", "York Fair", "Ocho Rios" and "Rugosa". Panning shot horses approaching winning post, the first three very close together. "Rugosa" extends his lead slightly and passes the post to win, with "York Fair" 2nd and "Ocho Rios" 3rd. Top shot winner being led in. C/U winner "Rugosa" being led in, jockey E.P.H. Smith dismounts.

    Note: Royal Ascot 1959 programme on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1587.05
    Media URN:
    51085
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:28:00 / 01:06:33:00
    Canister:
    59/49

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