Film ID:
YFA 5601

KIPLINGCOTES RACES 2

c.1950

Visitor Tabs

Description

The Kiplingcotes Derby is famous for being the oldest surviving equestrian event in Britain, dating back to 1519.  It takes place on the third Thursday in March.  This is one of seven short films showing the Kiplingcotes races in East Riding in the 1950s filmed by Norman Stephenson who lived at Arras Farm.  The film documents the race from a position near to the finishing line.

The racers make their way down the track and past the cameraman.  Flat countryside can be seen as they do so.  It’s a cold winter day, and the trees are bare.  A crowd of spectators have gathered near the winning post, and some cars can also be seen lining the street.  The film ends with a shot of the winner and his horse.