• Short Summary

    'Twenty Grand' wins America's classic horse race.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Kentucky Derby. 'Lucky' Mrs Payne Whitney's 'Twenty Grand' makes record time (2 mins. 1 4/5 secs.) to win America's classic race."

    Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America (USA).

    Shots of the large crowd gathering in the stands and enclosures at Louisville Race Course.

    The horses walk down to the start.

    MS of race starter. We hear him giving instructions to the Jockeys. The race starts.

    Various shots of horses racing. As they approach the finish 'Twenty Grand' pulls away to win the race.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    815.01
    Media URN:
    10748
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:01:44:00
    Canister:
    31/43

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The race was held on 2 May 1931.

    "enclosures at Louisville Race Course" - it's actually called the Churchill Downs racecourse.

    "As they approach the finish 'Twenty Grand' pulls away" - the jockey is Charles Kurtsinger.

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