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  • Short Summary

    Cheltenham holds its own 'Grand National' Steeplechase.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "The National Hunt Steeplechase. Record Field of 43 compete for Amateur Riders "Grand National" at Steeplechasing's Ascot."

    Cheltenham, Gloucester

    High angle shot of the meet with horses circling the enclosure and setting off for the start. L/S as the race begins and they're off. Slow motion shots as the riders tackle one of the fences. The field continues rather scrappily over another fence and a couple fall. There is a tracking shot (from a car). The riders are seen approaching various fences and there are some bad falls. M/S of the stand as the crowd await the finish. High angle shot as the winner crosses the line.
    Intertitle reads: " Fine Yarn - Mr Stevens up - wins by 2 lengths. "
    The winner is seen being led into the enclosure.

    Note: Fine example of editing and camera work for coverage of racing. There are two fast tracking shot sequences from moving vehicles - are there earlier examples?

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:51:00 / 01:45:06:00
    G 1379

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