From an April 27, 1961 newsreel showing events 25 years earlier. A thrilling race in the Kentucky Derby. Huge crowd seated in the spectator area. The crowd cheering. A horse named Bold Venture wins the race. Horse named 'Brevity' stood on second position.
63rd Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky. A large number of spectators gather to witness the 63rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. War Admiral takes an early lead and goes on to win the race. Pompoon and Reaping Reward finish second and third. Winning horse rider being presented a bunch of flowers.
The Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky. People turn out in large numbers with umbrellas on a rainy day to witness the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky. National Guardsmen patrol to curb any racial demonstrations. The horse race gets underway. Proud Clarion at 30-to-1 wins the race.
Negro soldier's family before training of U.S. 154th Depot Brigade and 301st Engineers Battalion in Louisville, Kentucky. A Negro soldier's family in the United States. The family stand and talk. Negro soldier's family as they read his appointment letter. The Negro soldier and his family prays before he leaves for training.
Negro soldier's family after training of U.S. 154th Depot Brigade and 301st Engineers Battalion in Louisville, Kentucky. A Negro soldier's family as they read a letter from him. The letter written by the Negro soldier. The father of the soldier takes out a sword from a shelf. He walks in an open area. He sharpens the sword as his wife operates the hand machine.
Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky Governor Bert T. Combs watch the derby along with his wife and other officials. Horses 'Admiral's Voyage' and 'Ridan' on the race course. Horse No. 3, 'Decidedly' and 'Jaipur' run during the race. 'Greek Money' beats 'Ridan'. 'Jaipur' takes advantage on 'Admiral's Voyage' to win the Kentucky derby.