• Short Summary

    Once a year in the Australian opal mining town of Lightning Ridge, the residents forget their opals and instead, concentrate on an unconventional recreation.

  • Description

    1.
    SV: Goats at race starting line, in Lightning Ridge, Australia.(2 shots)
    0.05

    2.
    SV PAN: Goats being held, starter says "go" they all rush off and camera follows
    0.34

    3.
    LV: Goats running into crowd off main track (2 shots)
    0.43

    4.
    SV: Woman with camera
    0.45

    5.
    SV: Goat pulling cart and rider across finishing line
    0.51

    6.
    Winner being congratulated. Official places ribbon around goat's head
    1.10


    COMMENTATOR: "Great drive and we are proud of and we hope you come back and see us again. And the goat, he is the one that's the famous "Speargrass"(phonetic) good on yah little fellow, you did a good job."





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    SPORT: GOAT RACING
    AVAILABLE ???OR COMMERCIAL SALE

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Once a year in the Australian opal mining town of Lightning Ridge, the residents forget their opals and instead, concentrate on an unconventional recreation. The increasingly poplar sport is goat racing.

    SYNOPSIS: Perhaps it is not so surprising in a country renowned for punters prepared to bet on anything from two spiders walking up a wall, to the best horse flesh money can buy. But the beast between the shafts in an organised sulky race is not commonly a furry ruminant of the goat family. some were unruly at the barrier, but once under way the smallest were the swiftest.

    The steeds were nimble but uncontrollable. The charge became chaotic when the Iea???ers launch??? a tactical flanking attack on the line by diverting through the crowd.

    But with much encouragement and a little help, a victor emerged.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADWNOH3KPROHQBT58Z39TJ334C
    Media URN:
    VLVADWNOH3KPROHQBT58Z39TJ334C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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