Title Details

Race of Horses, A

A look at the sport of horseracing in Australia.
Year : 1974 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Don Murray (Producer), Ron Hannam (Assistant Producer)
Director : Kit Denton |
Opening shots of flighty horse being led into auction ring in early morning with sky just starting to lighten. VS of auctioneer, spectators and crowds in stands including GS of woman yawning. Track from behind of horse being led across green grass on outskirts of race track. CU horse being positioned by bridle into stalls with GS to other horses lined up in stables with people attending them.
Access No. 87514 | 41 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS jockeys in locker room preparing for horse race. CU's jockey smoking, another pouring baby powder into boots and VS dressing. MS bookies taking bets from punters with MS to Laurie Harrold printed on bag, MS handler with horse. MS jockey in locker room putting on stockings, CU horse's hoof kicking up white dust, MS punter, VS jockeys and general scenes of chaos in preparation for start of race.
Access No. 87517 | 36 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Horses being led around ring, MS jockeys ready in silks, bookies and punters and sequence of jockeys mounting horses all before race. VS race goers watching from stands and trackside, MS man with binoculars. GS jockeys leading horses into starting gates and WS start of race with gates flying open and horses racing.
Access No. 87525 | 1 min 1 sec | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High aerials over countryside and horse stud then various lower aerials over horses grazing, stud farm buildings and horses in corrals. Fade to track of horses racing on racecourse with leading horse pulling away from others. WS trainers with horses on stud through lush green grass and MS man on horse mustering racehorses with foals from behind.
Access No. 87541 | 44 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS veterinarian tending to stud horses outside. MS elderly man entering barn interior at night where a horse is laying on hay just after giving birth. CU elderly man smiling and GS newly born foal attempting to stand up with mare assisting.
Access No. 87544 | 1 min 17 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS of mare standing in outdoor pen with her foal alongside her. VS of mare and foal amongst other horses and foal feeding. Tracks of various foals running with mares. Zoom out from horse with handler to four horses galloping across lush grass towards waterhole on stud property. VS horses running.
Access No. 87545 | 1 min 1 sec | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS track following leading two horses and jockeys in horse race. High shot over trainers holding onto rope breaking in horse in muddy enclosure. GS two men watching, one yawning widely. MS trainer mounting horse and VS having a wild ride using reins to whip horse occasionally. GS men riding trained horses on stud.
Access No. 87546 | 1 min 20 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High shot over people racing horses uphill towards camera. GS man riding horse on beach and VS horses in sea. VS man rowing dinghy in sea with horse attached by rein swimming behind. VS horse swimming in pool with man walking around edge of pool carrying pole attached to horse's bridle.
Access No. 87551 | 59 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS men standing at door of sandy enclosure discussing horse's statistics whilst watching horse rolling around in sand and prancing. VS jockeys mounting horses and trotting informally around race track watched by trainers and track of two horses being raced watched by man with CU to man's stopwatch and binoculars.
Access No. 87552 | 48 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Track of horse race in slow-motion with horses bounding past then away from camera.
Access No. 136497 | 59 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |