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  • Short Summary

    The 1922 Epsom Derby won by "Captain Cuttle", Surrey.

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    Horse racing at Epsom, Surrey - The Derby.

    Intertitle reads: "Fully restored train service - innumerable char-a-bancs, motors, coaches in fact anything on - wheels, brought huge crowds to the famous downs."

    L/S of large traffic jams near the race course there are are many cars and opened top buses in the jam. The camera pans left to reveal the large crowds within the the race ground. L/S of the King George V's carriage arriving, Queen Mary is sat next to him. the carriage passes through the crowd.

    Various shots of the horses and jockeys on parade before the race. Numerous shots of the horse confusingly lining up at the starting post. One horse jumps the gun and goes through the tape before it is lifted. The tape is eventually lifted and the race begins.

    Intertitle reads: A specially designed camera was made to enable you to see - for the first time - how they really race around the famous Tattenham Corner." L/S of the horses racing around Tattenham Corner and up to the finish line. L/S of the horse passing the finishing post. The winner is "Captain Cuttle". Good slow motion M/S's of Captain Cuttle approaching the finish line. Several shots of the winner aided by the Mounted Police pushing through the crowds in an effort to get to the winning enclosure

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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:
    01:20:42:00 / 01:26:08:00
    G 881

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  1. Unknown user says

    The event took place on 6 June 1922.

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