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  • Short Summary

    Shortened version of the main events of the 1925 Grand National.

  • Description

    Item title reads - the Grand National 1925. Double Chance - 1. Old Tay Bridge - 2. Fly Mask - 3. Aintree, Liverpool.

    Intertitle - 'An amateur - Major J.P. Wilson - rode "Double Chance" to victory in world's hardest race.'

    L/S as the horse jumps over a fence, M/S as the horses race towards the finish line and Double Chance crosses the line followed by the others.

    Intertitle - 'The World's Greatest Race. The race for Grand National, first run in 1837, is 4 miles 836 yards over 30 obstacles and is worth £5000 to the winner.'

    Intertitle - 'Our 45 cameramen - the world's record number to be employed on one event - leave nothing to chance!'

    L/S as the camera pans across the the course. M/S as they show the horses walking around in the enclosure before the race, M/S as they are led along in a line. M/S as the names of the jockeys are shown on a board. M/S as they walk up the course. L/S of them lined up at the start. Various shots of the horses jumping the different fences on the course, some fall. M/S as they race towards the finish line and cross it. M/S of Double Chance and Major Wilson walking through the crowds afterwards.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:25:00 / 01:50:25:00
    G 1176

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