• Short Summary

    Sir Gordon Richards, a jockey, announces his retirement from the saddle.

  • Description

    Worthing.

    SV Sir Gordon Richards, a famous jockey, leaving hospital on crutches. SV pressmen. SCU Sir Gordon with nurses. GV horses parading for the Coronation Derby. STV pan, Sir Gordon riding "Pinza". SCU crowd. SV pan, Sir Gordon on "Pinza" passing another horse. GV packed stands. SV Sir Gordon shaking hands with the Queen, Duke and Queen Mother. GV Buckingham Palace. SV Sir Gordon leaving Palace after investiture. SV crowd. CU Sir Gordon. SV pan, Sir Gordon walking to car. SV Sir Gordon's house at Worthing. SV John Parsons leading Sir Gordon onto lawn, still on crutches. CU Sir Gordon, lead-in for voice. SCU John Parsons, Pathe reporter, asking Sir Gordon what is the greatest moment of his career. Sir Gordon answers Pinza's Derby, after 30 years of trying. CU Sir Gordon being interviewed (natural sound). John Parsons asking about greatest horse. Sir Gordon reeling off a string of names. He is asked what he will miss most on retirement. CU Sir Gordon, atmosphere of race course, etc.

    (Orig.Neg. & Dupe.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    178.15
    Media URN:
    29758
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:03:00 / 01:21:39:00
    Canister:
    54/63

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