• Short Summary

    Pathe casts its eye over possible winners of the forthcoming Grand National horse race.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Grand National Prospects".

    Travel shot 1957 Grand National entries running and jumping during the race. GV Crowds at Leopardstown races. SV Mrs Topham in the parade ring with Mr and Mrs Joseph McGrath and Brigadier Boylan of the Irish Turf Club. SV Panning shot of 'Longmead' being paraded, he has been entered for the National. SV Panning shot of 'Spring Silver' another National entry being paraded. SV Panning shot 'Bel Robin', also another National entry. CU Trainer Mr C Magnier who trained 'Spring Silver' and 'Top Twenty' for the National in the parade ring. SV Jockey Pat Taffe mounting 'Sentina' another Grand National horse and leaving the parade ring.

    LV Panning shot of Tom Taaffe's stables, another entry 'Mr. What' being led round stable yard. CU Mr Taaffe with Mrs Topham and Mr James Bidwell. SV Mrs Topham stroking 'Mr. What'. CU Mr Joseph McGrath. CU Mr MacGrath with Mrs Topham as they watch line of horses being taken out for exercise.

    CU Race horse trainer Mr Vincent O'Brien. LV horses galloping across downs on exercise.

    GV Nearing the finish of the Leopardstown races, Roddy Owen taking the final jump with 'Mr. What' and 'Roddy Owen' just pulling ahead. CU Spectators looking through binoculars. LV Panning shot of 'Roddy Owen' winning by some distance.

    LV One of Mr Crump's horse 'Goosander' walking through the village on his way to exercise of the downs. LV Some of the horses on the downs. SV 'Goosander' cantering across the downs. CU 'Goosander'.

    LV One of Mr Bob Renton's horses 'Glorious Twelfth' coming out of stables for exercise. CU Horse being fed with turnip. GV Pile up of horses at the first jump of the 1951 Grand National. (Lav.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:47:00 / 01:33:50:00

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