• Short Summary

    Coverage of the 1931 Grand National - this famous horse race is won by Grakle.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Grand National 1931."
    Introductory intertitle reads: The World's Greatest Race - The race for Grand National - first run in 1837 - is 4 miles 836 yards over 30 obstacles and is worth �9,310 to the winner." ... "Described by Capt. Geoffrey Gilbey - the famous Racing Correspondent of the Daily and Sunday Express."

    Aintree Race Course, Liverpool, Merseyside.

    Shots of horses in parade ring. Large crowds are watching the horses. MS of various horses - their names can just be read on their stable blankets. The jockeys ride their horses out onto the course. (Sound track comes in - completely out of sync). They ride out to the start. They form up at the starting tape. There is a false start.

    Slow motion of horses taking jump. Horses taking the Canal Turn. Slow motion shots of horses taking Valentine's (Sound track now back in sync). Horses take another fence. Horses jump the Chair fence. Slow motion shots of horses jumping the water. More shots of the horses racing around the course for the second time. More shots of horses racing. Grakle is leading over the last fence.

    The horses come into the final straight to great cheers from the crowd. Grakle finishes the winner. The horse was trained by Tom Coulthwaite on Cannock Chase and owned by Mr C R Taylor. The horse is led into the winner's enclosure. CU Grakle.

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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:
    01:00:22:00 / 01:11:29:00

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