• Short Summary

    A thin time for the bookmakers as the favourites come home at the annual steeplechasing in Punchestown.

  • Description

    Punchestown, Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland, Eire

    Title Card reads: "Punchestown Races - The Mecca of Irish Steeplechasing".

    WS. Grandstands pan to see crowds. WS. Pan across crowds of race goers. WS. Horses parading around a ring. MS. Young man watching the horses and examining his programme. LS. Crowds of race goers filing past camera. WS. Cameras filing past cameras. MS. Trophies. MS. Women bending down to examine the trophies. WS. Crowds gathered around bookies. MS. Bookmaker at work. LS. Bookmaker writing on his clipboard. WS. Crowds around bookmakers.

    WS. High Angle looking down on the parade ring. WS. Horses galloping towards camera. LS. Pan horse. MS. Young women at the races. WS. Horses jumping banks in the Tickell? Cup pan as they jump over another fence. WS. Pack of horses racing over an open part of the course. WS. Horses and riders race towards camera in the Punchestown Cup. LS. Horses approaching a fence. LS. A rider-less horse "Bate" in the water.

    LS. Spectators. LS. Horses coming up over the first bank. LS. Approaching the finish "Flaroo"? wins the Drogida plate for Mr W. Jackson. LS. the winner Flaroo with the owner's wife. CU. Winners head. WS. Parading around the ring.

    The second day of the meeting. WS. In the distance the runners for the Downshire plate racing across an open part of the course as they prepare to go out into the country good views of the surrounding countryside. LS. Horses and riders coming down the straight. WS. Alice May? winning for Mr Dresser? WS. As the winner is led through to the enclosure.

    WS. Bookmakers surrounded by punters. WS. The horses and riders for the Conningham cup coming up to jump a stone wall. LS. Horses jumping a stone wall. WS. Pan horses jumping fence. WS. As the leaders race down the straight. WS. The Conningham? cup winner "Boy in Blue" ridden by Mr. Vaux? for his owner Mr Nelson Dickson being led in.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:29:00 / 01:46:24:00

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