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elisjohn
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might interest some, my fav   include , the rainbow jacket, and grand national night ,


https://www.britishhorseracingmovies.uk/movies

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By:
Jumping-cuckoo-monk
When: 22 Jul 21 13:35
nice 1 ty ej
By:
Lee Ho Fooks
When: 22 Jul 21 13:37
Seen a few of those, some b&w ones are shown on Talking Pictures channel occasionally.

Went straight through to see if my favourite (Phar Lap) was included then - doh! it's an Australian film.
By:
elisjohn
When: 22 Jul 21 13:43
forgot about my top of the list fav, until seen it on the list,  , just my luck , norman wisdom gets an acca up at g goodwood but fred doesnt want to payLaugh
By:
The Pies
When: 22 Jul 21 14:08
Carrington VC is an omission. David Niven plays an army officer/ amateur jockey who rides in the military chases at Sandown
By:
Jumping-cuckoo-monk
When: 22 Jul 21 14:18
The Bitch (1979)
Tagline: "Don't play with fire....."

Starring: Joan Collins, Michael Coby, Kenneth Haigh

Featured Racecourse: Lingfield

Director: Gerry O'Hara
Producers: Brent Walker, Ron Kass, Oscar Lerman, Edward Simons
Writer: Screenplay by Gerry O'Hara, based on novel 'The Bitch' by Jackie Collins

I must have a good hard look at this piece of nostalgia ^^ Grin
By:
.Marksman.
When: 22 Jul 21 18:44
I don't know whether this counts, as it is American, but  Sorrowful Jones is worth watching just to see how Bob Hope (bookie) reacts to the running of the horse that he has laid during the race:  He is confident at the start, because he knows that gangster "Big Steve" has got the horse drugged so that it can't win.  Then, when the horse is out the back of the field, he becomes smug.  Then as it makes progress through the field he is not so sure.  And then, as it hits the front and pulls away, (and it is apparent that the drugs aren't going to work this time), he covers his face with his hands so that he doesn't see it.  But what Bob Hope doesn't know is that Big Steve had given the jockey instructions to pull the horse anyway if it was going to win.  So as the commentator says that it is being passed, Bob Hope very timidly opens his fingers wide enough to just see the TV through them.

There have been times when I've laid some horses to lose more than I should, and I felt for him.
By:
elisjohn
When: 25 Jul 21 05:49
NEVER BACK LOSERS    this morning talking pictures  07.25   

an insurance investigator makes inquiries into the apparent accidental death of a jockey.
By:
elisjohn
When: 25 Jul 21 05:50
Never Back Losers (1961)
Tagline: "Another Edgar Wallace Mystery Thriller"

Starring: Jack Hedley, Jacqueline Ellis, Patrick Magee

Featured Racecourses: Lingfield, Hurst Park

Director: Robert Tronson
Producer: Jack Greenwood
Writer: Lukas Heller

Release Date: December 1961
Runtime: 61 mins

IMDB Two rival gangs are trying to fix horse races and a jockey is attacked and left for dead in a stage-managed car crash. An insurance investigator makes routine inquires into the "accident" and one of the gang leaders feels threatened by this and takes counter measures.

Where to Buy: Amazon
Film Links: IMDB, BFI, Wikipedia
By:
elisjohn
When: 25 Jul 21 06:14
make sure you watch, JUST MY LUCK, today or tomorrow, puts you in the mood for glorious goodwood Grin   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYjoUH-pRLQ
By:
andy cap
When: 25 Jul 21 09:03
Dead Cert- From  Dick Francis novel             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1RWbT-DlCo&list=PLjeemXH_YVWfIwhc2-1O2vQUv0DSHhXKT
By:
cardifffc
When: 25 Jul 21 15:24
ellisjohn...eddie diamond
By:
elisjohn
When: 25 Jul 21 15:28
Wink, great stuff, tempting him with them cream cakes Laugh
By:
cardifffc
When: 25 Jul 21 15:28
watching it now
By:
elisjohn
When: 25 Jul 21 15:30
oops sorry, ill watch it again tomorrow
By:
clacton
When: 25 Jul 21 16:38
Nice to hear Hurst Park get a mention. Spent most of my youth there.
By:
themightymac
When: 25 Jul 21 16:58
Murphy`s Stroke about the Gay Future Coup at Cartmel for a fiver on ebay.
By:
Jumping-cuckoo-monk
When: 25 Jul 21 17:03
Can watch it on youtube mac
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23-VQNQa4Tg
By:
themightymac
When: 25 Jul 21 19:44
Cheers JCM for link. Grin Thanks.
By:
Jumping-cuckoo-monk
When: 26 Jul 21 11:19
no worries mac Cool

Found a documentary called "A century of racing" starting with 1900. Also on youtube.
It's a 2 parter with the 1st part narrated by Alistair Down (not seen 2nd part yet)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fumZS4NrImQ
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQkkwq4HCgY
By:
Jumping-cuckoo-monk
When: 26 Jul 21 12:34
The audio went way out of sync on part 2 ^^
Shame
By:
angrybryan
When: 26 Jul 21 20:45
"Let it ride"filmed at the now sadly defunct Hialeah Park in 1989 is a very funny film.Starring Richard Dreyfus,Robbie Coltrane,and the gorgeous JenniferTilly.Aparrently the races were staged along with crowd scenes.The day when every pick came first.Fantasy,it would never happen in real life would it?. Oh!,I had completely forgotten about Frankie in 1996.
By:
penzance
When: 26 Jul 21 21:02
see an old film once when a hit man shoots a horse
during the race from a car park,to aid a robbery at the track.
American film,fck knows what it was called though Laugh
By:
The Knight
When: 26 Jul 21 21:26
Slightly off-topic, or is it?

Anyway, I was born in 1960 and my mum and dad always went to the Derby out on the Downs with their next door neighbours. After my arrival they took me but I don't remember anything until around 1967.

So, it was either 1967, 1968 or 1969 that I sat up on my dad's shoulders and filmed what I presume was the Derby from just before Tattenham Corner through to the finish on my dad's 8mm cine camera.

(I still have all the home movies my mum and dad filmed but no projector anymore, so I haven't seen the Derby footage for 30 years now because they are both long gone. But one day I will find someone with the kit to transfer the film to a computer file.)

However, the point is I can vividly remember just how steady the colour film is and how well I followed the field around the corner and up the straight. No doubt my father was instructing me throughout, but still quite amazing for such a young boy and it must have stood me in good stead for holding up binoculars for much of the rest of my life!!!

Perhaps my vocation was meant to be as a film cameraman before the punting took over not too many years later...!
By:
Tiger Tiger
When: 26 Jul 21 21:26
Is 'Come on George' on anyone's list?

George Formby at his best Laugh 

"I'm Making Headway Now", "I Couldn't Let The Stable Down", "Pardon Me", and "Goodnight Little Fellow, Goodnight"
By:
Ramruma
When: 27 Jul 21 04:45
Come On George is indeed on the original list -- see link in OP.
By:
LoyalHoncho
When: 27 Jul 21 12:25
George Formby at his best is a contradiction in terms.  Jimmy Krankie puts him bang in the shade.  Not in the same league.
By:
themightymac
When: 27 Jul 21 12:45
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