• Short Summary

    'My Love' wins the Derby 1948.

  • Description

    Full title reads: THE DERBY 1948".

    Epsom, Surrey.

    Pan, huge crowd on Downs. Top view of crowds. Top shot of the cars, caravans and coaches parked. Pearly Kings and Queens with children posing for camera. Panning shot of Aga Khan and his wife Begum Khan. Men in top hats and fashionably dressed women walking towards and pan camera. Close up shot of Martha Raye. Close up shot of the two 'art types' and woman with long straight hair. Various shots of the crowds and bookies before the race.

    Royal family, King George VI, Princess Royal (Princess Mary), Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, going towards paddock. Horses parading in paddock. Crowds watching. Royal Family watching parade. Jockeys in paddock. Race board going up. Pan, jockey Gordon Richards riding 'Cobbler' out of paddock. Horses parading down course. Several shots of King and Princess Elizabeth watching from rails. Crowds in stands waiting for start. Woman tipster. Close up shot of Prince Monolulu. Close up shot of man with pointed beard. Close up shot of woman tipster. Horses getting in order at the starting gate. Angle shot, starter on platform. Several close up shot of men raising binoculars to watch the race.

    Start of race, pan to back view. Angle shot, man looking through binoculars. Pan to back view, horses round first bend. Tattenham Corner. Woman in crowd watching. Horses round Tattenham Corner, pan to back view. The field racing towards camera. Pan, horses racing down straight to finish. My Love overtaking Royal Drake to win the race, Noor third. Pan, 'My Love' with jockey Bill Johnstone, being led in. Winner being led into unsaddling enclosure. Close up shot of the horse's head. The winner, 'My Love' belongs to Aga Khan.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:17:00 / 01:45:50:00

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