Good colour footage of the 1969 Epsom Derby. Surrey.
The Derby 1969. Epsom in Surrey.
Several shots of modern gypsy caravans and cars at Epsom race course. M/S of group of smartly dressed gypsy men. M/S of woman holding baby. M/S of the men climbing into car and driving off. L/Ss of the Derby race course. Shots of the huge crowds. High Angle shot of Queen Elizabeth II climbing out of car with the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) and Princess Anne and shaking hands with dignitaries. C/U of Queen Royal Standard. L/S of royal party which includes the Queen Mother walking course. L/Ss of horses being paraded around the paddock. L/S of jockey walking towards their mounts. Shots of the crowd. M/S of the Queen.
Various shots of horses and jockeys riding around the paddock including Lester Piggott. High angle shots of the horses and riders walking down course towards start. M/S of Queen Mother, the Queen and Princess Anne. L/Ss of crowds in grandstand. Shots of horses circling before the start of the race. L/S of the starter climbing steps in preparation for the start. The horses are in the stalls. The starter gets the race underway. The runners and riders storm out of the stalls. Various shots of the race in progress. The race is won by jockey Ernie Johnston. L/Ss of horse and rider being led into winners enclosure. Shots of the winning horse being covered in blankets. Johnson walks away with saddle. High angle shots of the horse being led around the enclosure.