• Short Summary

    The horse "Solicitor" wins the first flat race of the season at Windsor, Berkshire.

  • Description

    Item title reads - They're off! Flat racing season opens.

    Windsor, Berkshire.

    Various shots on the river at Windsor as people arrive for the horse races by rowboat. M/S's of arrivals by pony and cart. Various shots as those on foot queue at the turnstiles. Various shots of the racetrack with crowds milling around. Various shots of the horses parading in the paddock. M/S of horses at start, the tapes go up and they race away. Various shots of the race, "Solicitor" just pips the favourite "Orestes" to the post. L/S of crowds. M/S's of "Solicitor" in enclosure.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1356.01
    Media URN:
    44615
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:11:00 / 01:03:08:00
    Canister:
    44/30

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The race seen here was run on 10 April 1944.

    The "record crowd" referred to by the commentator was 50,000.

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