Film ID:
YFA 5602

KIPLINGCOTES RACES 3

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.

A group of officiators and spectators are gathered near the winning post on a sunny winter’s day.  Many of the crowd wear overcoats.  The horses and their riders arrive, and some cars can be seen parked along the street.  The riders pass the cameraman as they trot down the country road.  A small plain is also parked in the field near the winning post.