• Short Summary

    Documentary all about horses - working horses, riding for pleasure, horse racing etc.

  • Description

    Reel 2. Horses being exercised at the Crabbit (?) Arabian Stud of Lady Wentworth (?) Beautifully elegant racehorses are led past the camera. The voiceover speaks of the history of the Arabian breed. Various shots of the horses including C/Us of their heads. Narrator speaks of Britain as being the finest horse breeding country in the world. Newmarket Racing Stables of Mr Jack Jarvis. Various shots of horses at the stables including a horse being broken in or trained on the end of long reins. Early morning exercise for the thoroughbreds wearing stripy blankets. They walk in a line across the fields and down country lanes. They then gallop past the camera. Mr Jarvis rides with the others - he has the distinction of winning the previous year's Derby on "Blue Peter." Lord Roseberry's Mentmore (?) stud. Horses are led through an archway towards the camera. Horses are led into and out of stables. Various shots of "Blue Peter" being led past camera and being shown.

    Flashback to the previous year. L/S high angle of Epsom Downs racetrack. Many, many people, tents, spectators on the roofs of coaches. C/Us of spectators, bookies, the tote etc. M/S of group of women walking past in their finery. High angle shot of high society walking to their seats. Shots of the start of the race interspersed with shots of crowd. High angle shot of the race. L/S of the stands at Ascot. M/S of people sitting on the roof of a bus. C/Us of women in their best hats and frocks with men in top hat and tails. Horse drawn carriage brings the royal family. L/Ss of the carriage. Start of a race. L/S of the King and Queen watching through binoculars. Grand National. Various shots of members of the crowd. L/Ss of crowds. C/Us of the horses including Kilstar and Workman. Various L/S high angles of horses before start of race. Shots of the race. C/U of the winner - Kilstar as the jockey climbs off. Montage of shots of different types of horse - working horses, race horses, pets etc.

    Note: excellent quintessential horsey shots. See other records.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:48:00 / 01:41:47:00

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