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  • Short Summary

    Parisians enjoy a spot of Greyhound racing.

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    Full title reads: "France. France 'goes to the dogs'. Newly introduced greyhound racing is 'all the rage' in Paris."

    Paris, France.

    Quick shot of outdoor cafe.

    Greyhounds are lead from their kennels.

    Shots of French people at Greyhound races.

    The dogs are led out past the stand.

    The traps open and the dogs begin to run. Various shots of Greyhound race. Slow motion shots of Greyhounds racing.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:11:00 / 01:30:38:00

Comments (1)

  1. derekhay says

    What a fantastic clip for me and my family. The clip shows my Grandfather John Smith Hay the trainer in the light suit leading out the greyhounds from the kennels and further my father John Hay leading the parade of greyhounds again in the light suit. Also the last attendant in the dog parade in the dark suit is my fathers brother Francis (Charlie) My Grandfather was responsible for setting up greyhound racing in France with the backing of various members of the British aristocracy. He set up the training facility and track at Saint Germain and was responsible for running the establishment and also the trainer. My Grandmother was responsible for the breeding and welfare of the young hounds. My father assisted in the training along with his younger brothers and sisters. This clip has brought me such delight. I also have a couple of pictures from their time in France.
    Thank you.

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