The South American Derby is Sao Paul's top turf event.It comprises 3 year old animals?
ROLL NO. ONE
Opening shot of multiflag post, with several South American flags.
Long shot of Sao Paulo's jockey club facade, crowded.
Various shots of elegant young ladies, single or an groups, giving, and idea of the fashion show the Derby is besides of being Sao Paulo's top turf event.
Presentation of competing horses: No. 1 is Brazil's favourite Gaudeamus, no. 4 is winner ATLAS, from Argentine. No. 7, 9 and 11 are also from Argentina.
End of roll One shows people crowding game hall entrances, and various there shots of fashion minded attendants.
ROLL No. Two:
Competitors entering track one more, this time for actual race. The derby is run at 2.400 meters, traditional top event distance. The horses are shown as they pass the finish line for the first time, Atlas already in the lead, head for second turn of track. Before showing actual finish, cutaway shots of anxious public. Finish:Atlas comes in first, Gaudeamus is second, Escorial (brazil) is third. Atlas 'time for the 2.400 meters, 147 seconds, 9/10.
Gaudeamus is shown returning after race. Reporters rush out to trach, to cover return of Atlas, shown in several shots, as being brought in by happy proprietor and wife, who are greeted by J.C. directors after race.
Atlas belongs to Buenos Aires STUD E.C.P. sold 220.000 bets, total bets for the afternoon were 83 million cruzeiros (approx. 600.000 US dollars).
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Background: The South American Derby is Sao Paul's top turf event.It comprises 3 year old animals born in South America.
Runners from Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Brazil were to take part. Nevertheless, due to the recent floods in some south american countries , only Argentina sent competitors, a total of four, which completed for the 2,500.000 cruzeire (approx, 20.000 US dollars) prize, together with 9 brazilian racers.
In fact, favourite of the race was Brazil's GAUDEAMUS, who was brazilian turfmen's big hope. The winner, however, turned out to be Argentines' ATLAS, making a beautiful race, in the lead from the very beginning.
The South American Derby, is also noted a top fashion date, with Brazil high society attending, the woman parading their most recent Paris fashions.
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