• Short Summary

    "Parthia" ridden by jockey Harry Car wins the 1959 Epsom Derby stakes.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The Derby".

    Epsom Downs racecourse, Surrey.

    Derby 1959 - won by "Parthia". Various shots crowds. Various shots people outside beer tents. Various shots eccentric looking characters and tipsters (including Prince Monolulu). G/V paddock with horses parading. Queen Elizabeth II walks into paddock. Horses and jockeys in paddock. Jockey Dough Smith shakes hands with Queen and Queen Mother. More shots horses parading, jockeys start mounting. Royal party leaves paddock. More shots crowds and bookies. Zoom down to Queen walking down course. Various shots horses parading around course. M/S royal party in royal box, including Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip). More shots horses parading, they canter past stands to starting positions.

    Various shots of race, intercut with shots of spectators. Horse named "Parthia" wins the race. M/S Queen and Princess Margaret looking excited and pointing. M/S "Parthia" being led into winner's enclosure, jockey Harry Car dismounts. C/U young couple. C/U "Parthia" in enclosure wearing a blanket. "Parthia"s trainer is Captain Boyd-Rochfort.

    Other horses in race are: "Arvak", "Thymus", "Princillion", "Saint Crespin III", "Josephus" "Fidalgo", "Shantung" , "Barbary Pirate", "Rousseau's Dream", "Lindrick", "Dan Cupid", "Above Suspicion" (Queen's horse), "New Brig".

    Other Jockeys in race are: Eddie Hide, Geoff Lewis, Joe Mercer, Fawdon.

    Note: Derby programme on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1585.03
    Media URN:
    51029
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:23:00 / 01:06:12:00
    Canister:
    59/45

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