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    Oxford University Point-to-Point horse racing - lots of fallers.

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    Full title reads: "Somerton. Thrills & Spills .. a' plenty in the Oxford University Bullingdon Club's Point-to-Point Steeplechases - first of the season."

    Somerton, Oxfordshire.

    Horses being paraded around before race. Quite a few people are standing around watching the parade.

    Horses and jockeys being lead through the crowd. A marquee tent is in the background.

    A large field of horses take a jump. Low angle shot of horses taking jump. There is one faller at this fence.

    High angle shot of horses at another fence. There are several fallers and a couple of loose horses join the field. Crowds look on. Low angle shot of fence, at least one faller. High angle shot of horses taking fence. More fallers.

    Another fence. The last rider to attempt it has a particularly spectacular fall. Members of the crowd run over to check both the horse and the rider.

    Another fence - another faller. The horse looks quite badly injured.

    The two finishers ride past the camera.

    Sound Track Missing. There appears to have been a shorter, silent version of this item in Gazette 1893. This is currently missing.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:23:00 / 01:41:16:00

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