SCOTTISH MOVING PICTURE NEWS NO. 120, SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL

A very jumpy horse is saddled the crowds watch the horses parade and then race. A racecourse official walks across in front of the oncoming horses in the race. (clip)

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Subjects:

  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Newsreel

People/organisations:

  • Green’s Film Service / Green’s Topical Productions
  • Scottish Moving Picture News / British Moving Picture News

Decade:

  • 1910s

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Title: SCOTTISH MOVING PICTURE NEWS NO. 120, SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL

Reference number: 0576

Date: 1919, April

Production company: Green's Film Service

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4 mins

Description: Film of the Scottish Grand National at Bogside (between Irvine and Kilwinning), Ayrshire, won by the "The Turk, II".

One story from SCOTTISH MOVING PICTURE NEWS NO. 120, with Morton's Success and Changed Days.
Bogside race course [now abandoned] was at the time of the film a premier race course far outdoing the now popular Ayr race course in prestige. Group of three men in bowler hats at start of film - one of them may be the Prince of Wales?

Credits: "The Scottish Moving Picture News, Green's Film Service" written on opening credit.
[made for La Scala Cinema, Saltcoats?]

Shotlist: A huge crowd witnessed good Sport at Bogside Races. The Scottish Grand National was won by "The Turk, II". Possibly because the Backers' patriotism was greater than their cupidity. The winner was low in the betting. (0.08); Bogside races. The Scottish Grand National was won by "The Turk". Shots of the paddock and spectators in the stand (1.10); General views as the horses parade and then race (2.15); Car park outside as crowds disperse. Shots of motor vehicles (2.31)