• Short Summary

    All the fun of the fair and the thrill of the world's greatest horse race race - the Derby.

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    Epsom, Surrey.

    BGV. Epsom race course and massed crowds. STV. Massed crowds and bookies. SV. Man placing bet with bookie showing the runners. SCU. Bookie pointing to list of runners. SV. jockey. SV. Jockey tipster shouting. SV. Group watching tipster. Small man in centre with large cloth cap. CU. Prince Monolulu shouting the odds. SV. Group of people picnicking on the downs. BGV. Epsom race course and Grandstands. SV. Group of fashionable women and women in top hats discussing race cards. CU. Two black men (possibly Nigerians) in traditional costume walking towards. SV. Indian woman with a friend walking to paddock. SCU. Queen Elizabeth II walking towards paddock with Lord Rosebery (Albert Edward Harry Meyer Archibald Primrose). SV. Well dressed couple looking on. SCU. Queen Mother walking towards paddock with Lord Rosebery. BGV. Horses parading in paddock and Royal Party in centre. SV. Queen talking to Lord Roseberry and other members of Royal family watching horses parade. SV. Horses parading on paddock watched by crowds. LV. Queen and party looking at horse. LV. Jockeys entering paddock. SCU. More jockeys entering paddock. In the background number 6, Acropolis, parades past. SV. E. Mercer mounting Our Babu, number 25. SV. People watching. SV. Horses leaving paddock. Angle shot, bookie. SV. Women receiving betting card. STV. Number 6 Acropolis with D. Smith up parading up course. STV. True Cavalier with Fawdon, number 22, parading up course. AS. Tick-tack men. GV. From Grandstands, horses parading up course and some turning and cantering back. SCU. Pan, Smirke on Daemon, number 20, C. Smirke stroking horse's neck. LV. Horses cantering back along course towards camera on way to starting gate. SV. Queen in Royal box checking over - last minute details on race car. GV. Horses milling around at starting gate, & SV. LV. Horses moving up to the starting gate and the tapes go up, pan to back view as they race up course. Effect shot, as horses race straight into camera (it can be seen towards the end of this scene that some of the jockeys are wearing goggles).


    LV. Towards and pan (shot taken from the bookies) Number 24 Cardington King is up with the first three which include Noble Chieftain and True Cavalier. The second batch following includes Our Babu and others, pan to back view. GV. Horses racing towards Tattenham Corner with Cardington King, number 24, slightly in the lead. SCU. Cardington King now in the lead followed by number 11, Praetorian and others. Pan to back view as they race towards Tattenham Corner. SV. Excited crowds, some looking through binoculars. CU. Horses all punched together and they come around into camera round Tattenham Corner. GV. Horses racing up straight. Number 12, Phil Drake is laying back seventh or eighth and numbers 167, 19 and 24 are racing neck and neck. Number 19 takes the lead, there are now six horses in the picture, not including Number 12, Phil Drake. Number 12 comes into the picture and catches the last six up and comes abreast with them. GV. As they race to the finish with Number 12 on the outside. He races ahead and crosses inside behind number 19, he catches up and they race neck and neck. Number 12 goes ahead and passes winning post, followed closely in second place by number 19. SV. Queen and Royal party looking down from Royal box. SV. Crowds watching from Grandstands. STV. The winner Phil Drake, being led in to winning inclosure. Jockey Fred Palmer dismounts. SV. Jockey Palmer taking saddle off Phil Drake. SCU. Madame Suzie Volterra, the owner, smiling. SV. Winner and Madame Volterra standing alongside.

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

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:22:00 / 01:21:19:00

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