• Short Summary

    An overwhelming victory for Australia was gained in the Great Championship, at Badminton Horse Trials, Badminton, Apr 23, when Australian horsemen in training for the Olympic Games - jumped into first, second and fourth places.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Badminton House
    0.03

    2.
    SV Horses parade in ring
    0.07

    3.
    SV W. Roycroft (Australia) watches
    0.10

    4.
    CU DITTO
    0.13

    5.
    LV 3 day event score board
    0.16

    6.
    SV Queen Mother and Princess Margaret enter
    0.21

    7.
    LV Show jumping ring
    0.26

    8.
    SV W.Roycroft in ring
    0.32

    9.
    SV Prince Charles, Princess Margaret and MR. Armstrong-Jones watch
    0.35

    10.
    SV PAN..W. Roycroft jumps
    0.38

    11.
    SV PAN..DITTO
    0.42

    12.
    CU First aid man
    0.45

    13.
    SV Competitor over jumps
    0.50

    14.
    GV DITTO
    0.54

    15.
    SV Crowd applaud
    0.56

    16.
    SV Queen Mother presents prize to W. Roycroft
    1.04



    Initials PC/V/MR/ES


    SPORT: CROSS COUNTRY RIDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An overwhelming victory for Australia was gained in the Great Championship, at Badminton Horse Trials, Badminton, Apr 23, when Australian horsemen in training for the Olympic Games - jumped into first, second and fourth places. First was William Roycroft on "Our Sole" with a clear round in the final phase - show jumping - and his compatriot, Laurie Morgan, on "Salad Days", emulated him to take second place. In third place was Anneli Drummond-Hay on "Perhaps", and fourth was Australian Neale Lavis on "Toscanolla".

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother - deputizing for the Queen - was there to present prizes. Other members of the Royal Family present were Princess Margaret with her fiance, Mr. Antony Armstrong-Jones, and Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

    Good rounds on the show-jumping course were few but William Roycroft and Mr. L.Morgan both turned in first class performances the former very fast and fluent, the latter in perfect precision. A small white gate hanging free caused most faults - only five horses left it standing.

    It was a disappointing Badminton for the British Olympic possibles. Colonel Weldon and Samuel Johnson, despite their skill in the cross-country, were unable to make up for points lost on their dressage score and then got into difficulties show jumping.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5MAVL72007FQQJO17UILONTU4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MAVL72007FQQJO17UILONTU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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