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  • Short Summary

    'Gregalach' wins the Grand National of 1929 at odds of 100-1.

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    Item title reads -The Grand National 1929.

    Intertitle - 'The world's greatest race. Enormous field of 66 runners - a record - compete for the 1929's Grand National, worth �14,000 to the winner!'

    Intertitle - 'The course is 4 miles 836 yards and 30 obstacles have to be negotiated.'

    Intertitle - 'Our 45 cameramen - the world's record number to be employed on one event.' M/S of all the cameramen carrying their cameras across the field. L/S of packed stands. M/S of a board with the runners on.

    L/S as the horses are led around the enclosure. M/S of 'Billy Barton', the camera follows him walking, various shots of horses led along. M/S of them with their jockeys on. L/S as the horses are led along to the starting line. M/S as some horses race up the course for practice. Various shots of them at the starting gate.

    Intertitle - 'Like a regiment of cavalry, the 66 horses charged at the first fence - and marvellously enough they all cleared it!' Slow motion M/S as the horses jump the first fence. Various shots in slow motion and normal speed of horses either jumping or falling at a succession of fences.

    Intertitle - 'at the third fence about ten fell including Darracq and Mount Etna.' Various shots as they jump and fall.

    Intertitle - 'safely over the first 5 jumps, Bechers (sic) (Beechers) Brook, with its dreaded 3 feet 3 inch drop, is reached.' Slow motion M/S as the horses jump over the fence and the water. Various shots of the jumps which not all of them manage to clear.

    Intertitle - 'The Water Jump' Unique slow motion stop camera studies.' M/S as they pass it and jump over, one horse falls and the film is stopped at each stage of the fall.

    Intertitle - 'at the end of the first round only 22 were 'up' M/S of them jumping.

    Intertitle - ' 'Easter Hero' - with top weight of 12 stone 7 - put up a gallant performance.'

    Intertitle - 'So 'Gregalach' - like the Lincoln Winner - starting at 100-1 and also owned by a lady, won another sensational National.'

    L/S as they race towards the finish post and past it, M/S as 'Gregalach' and jockey are led along through the crowds, he dismounts and takes the saddle off the horse which steams. M/S of 'Gregalach' M/S of a man shaking the owner's hand. M/S profile of 'Gregalach's' head.

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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:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:10:39:00
    G 1592

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