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    The 1930 Grand National won by T. Cullinan riding Shaun Goilin. Longer version

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    Item title reads - The Grand National 1930. Aintree race course, Merseyside.

    Intertitle - 'The course is 4 miles 836 yards and 30 obstacles have to be negotiated.' Various shots as the horses are led along before the race. M/S's of two horses walking along. Various shots as they make their way up the course. They line up, various shots as they race around the course.

    Intertitle - 'only slow motion can adequately reveal the beautiful sight of the huge "field" taking the first jump.' Slow motion L/S as they jump over the fence. Various shots as they take other fences, two horses fall.

    Intertitle - 'Safely over the first 5 jumps, Beecher's Brook, with its dreaded 3 feet 3 inches drop, is reached.' L/S as they take Beecher's Brook, one horse tips its rider over the hedge and stays on the other side.

    Intertitle - 'our unique stop slow motion camera shows you how they jumped and fell at Beecher's Brook.' Slow motion M/S from the side as they jump over the fence, the film stops at various points as the jockey is tipped over the fence and falls into the brook.

    Intertitle - 'Canal Turn.' L/S as they jump over the fence and turn immediately to the right.
    Intertitle - 'Valentine's Brook 5 feet high - 3 feet wide with a brook 6 feet 6 inches wide the other side.' L/S as they take the jump.

    Intertitle - 'now again - ever so gracefully - in slow motion.' Slow motion M/S from the side as they take the jump. L/S from the front as they jump, several fall. Various shots of another jump where more fall. Various shots as they jump and race, the camera stays with the leaders.

    Intertitle - 'over the water jump - and then off for the second circuit - twenty still standing.' Slow motion M/S of the water jump, one horse skids on the ground after the jump. L/S as they race around again.

    Intertitle - '"Grief" again at "Beecher's" - G. Goswell on May King amongst others - taking a nasty toss. (Watch it in stop slow motion).' Slow motion M/S of Beecher's Brook from the side. May King gets caught on the fence instead of going over and falls into the brook on its back, throwing Goswell in the process. The camera stops at various points to show the horse getting stranded and falling. Others fall at this fence. M/S's as they jump another fence and one falls. Various shots of the horses jumping and racing.

    Intertitle - 'The Grand National's most thrilling finish for years - T. Cullinan "squeezing" Shaun Goilin home by a neck from Melleray's Belle and Sir Lindsay.' L/S as the three horses race towards the finish post. Various shots of the horses after the race, M/S of Shaun Goilin surrounded by people as Cullinan rides into the enclosure, C/U of the horse as he takes the saddle off. Various people crowd around and congratulate them. C/U of Shaun Goilin's face.

    Note: a shorter version containing some of the same footage exists.

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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:
    01:37:20:00 / 01:51:16:00
    G 1698

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