Film ID:
YFA 5604

KIPLINGCOTES RACES 5

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.

On a very sunny day, riders make their way along the country road.  The blue sky can be seen in the background.  Competing in pairs, the riders then race on a green field.  Some cars are parked on the edge of the grass, and spectators can also be seen.