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The Derby 1900

Climax of the big race

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent


The sky was reportedly 'black with hats' as the Prince of Wales' horse, Diamond Jubilee, thundered home by half a length. The popular annual fixture of the Epsom Derby, the great Londoner's day out, was covered religiously by the cameras of early film companies. This somewhat blurry image is taken from a position just beyond the finish line as the horses are slowing down and the punters are invading the course in customary fashion.