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    French horse Vimy wins King George VI Stakes at Royal Ascot in a photo-finish.

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    GV. Massed crowds at Royal Ascot for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. LV. Massed crowds. Full screen, massed crowds. SV. Crowds around bookies. GV. Horses parading up course for start. Closer shot, horses parading up course for start, showing No's 11, 12 & 13. CU. Phil Drake No 12 with jockey Fred Palmer up. Pan to No 11. Hugh Lupus, with jockey Ray Johnstone up. GV. Horse parading up course, pan to another horse. GV. Horses parading up course. SV. Crowds around bookies. CU. Woman looking through binoculars. LV. Start of race, pan to back view. CU. Man looking through binoculars. GV. Horses racing out in the country. CU. Man looking through binoculars. GV. Horses turning into the straight with Acropolis still forging ahead in front of Arctic Time and Phil Drake. Acropolis is still in the lead followed by Elopement, Vimy and Arctic Time. Acropolis still in the lead followed by Vimy, racing by the rails, neck and neck with Elopement. Vimy finds the gap and forges ahead. Vimy is racing neck and neck with Acropolis. CU. Acropolis and Vimy (nearest to camera) racing neck and neck until Vimy is just slightly in front. It can be seen that Vimy's jockey Roger Poincelet has lost his cap. Horses pass post with Vimy winning by a nose. GV. Top shot, jockey Poincelet dismounting from Vimy, winning horse owned by Mr Wertheimer. CU. Winning horse and jockey.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:05:00 / 01:24:44:00

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