Tynan Point-to-Point and Maze Races

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Location

Down Royal Racecourse

Year

1955

Source

National Museums Northern Ireland

Format

16mm

colour

Length

02min 46sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

Tourism NI

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Description

Riveting scenes of horse-racing. From the thrills of steeplechasing in County Armagh, to flat-racing at the famed Maze Races in County Down, two of Northern Ireland’s most historic horse-racing events.

The "sport of Kings" in two different guises, as seen in two of the regions' most celebrated horse-racing locales. Jockeys, horses and spectators congregate for the beginning of the Tynan and Armagh point to point, a gruelling steeplechase across rugged terrain. Then we are transported to Down Royal Racecourse where a huge crowd gathers on the main stand and trackside to watch the action.

This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.


 

Notes

 Sourced from National Museums Northern Ireland and digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.

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