• Short Summary

    "Never Say Die" ridden by Charlie Smirke wins St. Leger horse race.

  • Description

    Doncaster, Yorkshire.

    GV massed crowds at the St. Leger. SV crowds and bookies. Top view, crowds around bookies stands. SCU woman placing a bet. SV Jockey board being hoisted. GV horses parading in paddock. SV pan, No 9 "Arabian Night" (Eph Smith). SV pan, No 7 "Never Say Die" (Charlie Smirke). LV Jockeys mounting and leaving paddock for parade. SV pan, Johnny Longden on "Blue Sail" leaving paddock. GV horses parading up course. SV pan, No 4 Marcel Boussac's "Estremadur". SV pan, No 7 "Never Say Die" being patted by C Smirke. SV pan, No 11 "By Thunder" (Willy Snaith"). GV horses cantering to the start. STV crowds around bookies. SV tic-tac man. LV horses cantering to the start. STV crowds around bookies. SV tic-tac man. LV horses milling around at start. CU man lifting binoculars. SV pan, horses starting race. No 7 "Never Say Die" is last near the rails but he quickly moves up and joins the field. Pan as horses race, back to back view. SCU people looking through binoculars. GV as field races across country, "Double Bore" in the lead, closely followed by "By Thunder" & SV. Pan, rest of field well up with the leaders. SV crowd. LV towards and pan, horses rounding bend. "By Thunder" takes over the lead from "Double Bore". "By Thunder" followed by "Blue Prince II" and on the rails in third place is "Double Bore". Charlie Smirke begins his run and easily overhauls the leaders. W. Snaith gives "By Thunder" everything he has got but "Never Say Die" flashes past him to take the lead. GV "Never Say Die" well in the lead and racing towards finish. Rae Johnstone on "Elopement" and Manny Mercer on "Estremadur" lead the field and chase after Smirke but have no chance as "Never Say Die" streaks away. Smirke eases his mount and they pass the post 12 lengths ahead of Elopement and Estremadur, he looks back to watch rivals finishing. STV crowd. STV Mr Robert S. Clarke leading in the winner.

    (Lav. & Neg.) (Orig "A")

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:56:00 / 01:21:00:00

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