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    First day at Royal Ascot - a great event of sporting and fashion.

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    GV. Massed crowds milling around at Ascot in Brilliant sunshine, & nearer shot. GV. Massed crowds alongside racecourse. CU. Woman in one of Norman Hartnell's fashions holding programme and wearing large fringed hat, accompanied with man in topper. Tracking into close-up of woman. Top view, zoom into Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by Princess Margaret walking through crowd. LV. Pan, Queen and Princess Margaret walking through paddock. GV. Paddock with horses parading for the St. James' Palace stakes. Queen's Horse is No 1, Sierra Nevada. SV. Queen shaking hands with jockey Carr. LV. Crowds watching. SV. Sierra Nevada with jockey Carr. LV. Massed crowds milling around in sunshine. SV. Fashionable women and racing men in toppers. SV. Sir Bernard and Lady Docker. CU. Woman holding up sunshade (umbrella), zoom away to LS. of people watching. CU. Two fashionable girls. SV. Pan, Princess Margaret accompanied by tall man in topper. GV. Horses parading round paddock for Ascot Stakes. CU. Jockey board for Ascot Stakes. SV. Horses with jockeys up leaving paddock. SV. Fashionable girls accompanied by two men walking away to watch race. GV. Zoom into the Ascot stakes race in progress as horses come down straight for first time round. Crossmount leading by about four lengths followed by Palace Guard. Corydalis is close too. CU. Man looking through binoculars. LV. Pan as horses come round the bend for the finish. No 4 is in the lead, closely followed No's 2 and 11. No 4 in the lead with No 2 a neck behind. No's 11 and 7 gradually catching up. No 3 starts moving up but No 16 starts to move up quickly from outside (nearest to camera). Pan to back view, No 16 draws level with No's 3, 7, and 4. Horses pass post with No 16, Wildnor, the winner. TV. Wildnor coming into winner's enclosure and jockey Gaston dismounts.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:03:00 / 01:54:21:00

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