Record-breaking crowds turn out for the 1949 Epsom Derby, where colourful entertainment and picnicking fill the time before the races, and notables including Rita Hayworth, Aly Khan, and the women of the Royal Family all put in an appearance
SLATE INFORMATION: Epsom: The Derby: 1949
ENGLAND: Surrey: Epsom: Epsom Downs Racecourse:
DERBY HORSE RACE. Royal, Shots of the Royal Standard,
DUKE OF EDINBURGH At the 1949 Derby at Epsom in the Royal box, also seen are his wife, Princess Royal, & Queen Elizabeth, in the paddock with princess Elizabeth looking at horses,
PRINCESS ELIZABETH. Very good shots of, in the Royal box at Epsom during the 1949 Derby, showing her to be very excited at the end of a photo finish derby, also shots of her in the paddock with Prince Philip, shots of her with binoculars,
QUEEN ELIZABETH On Balcony with Queen Mary & Princess Elizabeth at Horse Guards Parade, & Buckingham Palace with other members of the Royal Family watching the King, during the ceremony
EPSOM Good aerial shots of Epsom, in the 1949 Derby, see Horse Racing, "England".
HAYWORTH, RITA Seen with Aly Khan & Aga Khan at Epsom, in the Paddock looking at there mount Hindustan,
HORSERACING IN ENGLAND The 1949 Derby won by Nimbus, ridden by Charlie Elliott, G. Good aerial shots of Epsom downs & course, & crowds Tic. Tacmen, bookies, tipsters, roundabouts, G.Richards seen on Royal Forest in the Paddock, Photo finish, jockeys taking the field, Pearlies in a group. royal standard being raised. Good pan shots of course.
KHAN.H.H.THE AGA. Seen with son & Rita Hayworth at Epsom looking at their derby mount Hindostan,
KHAN, Ali Seen Aga, Khan & Rita Hayworth at Epsom in the paddock looking at their derby mount Hindostan, before the start of the 1949 Derby.
MARY - THE QUEEN MOTHER Seen at Epsom in the royal Box at the 1949 Derby, shots of her with Princess Royal, also in the box are Princess Elizabeth & Queen Elizabeth, Good shots of her looking through glasses,
MONOLULU, Prince Seen at the 1949 Derby giving his tips,
PEARLIES Pearlies King's & Queen's in group at 1949 Derby,
Princess Royal Seen in the Royal Box during the 1949 Derby.
GORDON RICHARDS Seen in paddock on Royal Forest before start of the 1949 derby.
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Background: Record-breaking crowds turn out for the 1949 Epsom Derby, where colourful entertainment and picnicking fill the time before the races, and notables including Rita Hayworth, Aly Khan, and the women of the Royal Family all put in an appearance