The German Derby is run at the Horner racecourse in Hamburg, in 1915, during World War I
Hamburg Germany Date:1915, July 18 Duration:1 min 48 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Despite wartime, the famous German derby (Deutsches Derby) race is run as usual,at the Horner racecourse (Horner Rennbahn) in Hamburg, during World War 1. Two German sportsmen chat as they sit on lawn chairs at the racecourse. They wear boots, and one has driving goggles on his hat and smokes a cigar. Two uniformed German Army officers are seen standing amongst the crowd. A section of grandstand with flags flying atop it, in the background. Scene shifts to what looks like thousands of spectators crowded between the grandstands and the racetrack. Horses seen leaving the paddock and entering the racetrack proper, with jockeys aboard and escorted by their owners or trainers. Closeup of American jockeys, George William Archibald at left and Fred Korb, at right, chatting with German racing enthusiasts before the start. View from the racecourse infield, as horses and riders pass the grandstands. View from the inside railing as they pass. At end of race, German Jockey Willy Plüschke, is seen riding the winning 3-year old, Pontresina, of the Richard Haniel Stables, toward the winner circle. (The prize is 125 thousand marks.)
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