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    stilvi
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    Just bought the Sir Ivor/Nijinsly/Mill Reef boxset.

    Only watched the Sir Ivor one so far. It is very dated in presentation but I really enjoyed seeing the old race clips. Most I hadn’t seen before.

    Are there any other racing DVD’s out there with footage from the 70’s and before?

    #382056
    Miss Woodford
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    Not quite as old as you’re looking for, but this is a little documentary featuring the great Florida Law and Welter Weight.
    http://www.racingmyfather.com/media.html

    And one of the best chasing stories I’ve ever heard. http://files.stoopstorytelling.com/audi … thwick.mp3

    #382077
    Eclipse First
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    You could try ringing Tindall’s in Newmarket and see if they have anything in stock or have lists of titles they can get. In the days of video they had a very good selection, it depends whether someone has transferred those titles to DVD.

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    AngloGerman
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    A few Christmases ago, I got a 2 DVD set called ‘Horseracings Greatest Ever Races’, with races between 1938 and 2004. It’s narrated by Clare Balding, and it’s pretty good. Unfortunately, the company, Green Umbrella, don’t seem to be around anymore, but there’s a bit more info about the DVD on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Horse-Racings-G … B000C4ETN8

    There are a few reviews as well which might help.

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    vikingflagship
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    A few Christmases ago, I got a 2 DVD set called ‘Horseracings Greatest Ever Races’, with races between 1938 and 2004. It’s narrated by Clare Balding, and it’s pretty good. Unfortunately, the company, Green Umbrella, don’t seem to be around anymore, but there’s a bit more info about the DVD on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Horse-Racings-G … B000C4ETN8

    There are a few reviews as well which might help.

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    i have this one too i like it, it has my old favourites on like viking flagship
    they should do an up to date one now and include the likes of kauto star, denman and big bucks etc

    vf

    #382210
    Rubyisgodinthesaddle
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    Get EPSN documentary on Charasmatic the horse that nearly won the American Triple Crown in the 90’s.

    Great story.

    #382338
    stilvi
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Obviously, I have been doing some searching myself and it really is shocking how little choice there is, particularly for anyone who wants something from 30-40 years ago. Add Arkle to the collection I mentioned before and there really is very little else.

    Plenty of words about Bula recently but how many have actually seen him in action? I would love to see the Champion Hurdles (in full) from Persian War through the vintage period. I wouldn’t turn my nose up at a similar collection for the Gold Cup. It is pretty poor that we have to rely on YouTube posters for a few golden snippets.

    Perhaps the footage doesn’t exist? Perhaps it is just considered not commercially viable? Shame.

    #382346
    Pat123
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    How about the Cheltenham Hall of Fame triple box set. From memory it has some action from the golden era of the 1970’s.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cheltenham-Hall … B000MV98CI

    #382367
    Miss Woodford
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Obviously, I have been doing some searching myself and it really is shocking how little choice there is, particularly for anyone who wants something from 30-40 years ago. Add Arkle to the collection I mentioned before and there really is very little else.

    Oh, there’s plenty of choice! This site has hundreds of DVDs with more race footage than you could ever watch in your lifetime.
    http://www.horseracingdvd.com/index.php?p=home
    Some that might particularly interest you:
    Snail, The Diplomat and the Chase (L’Escargot)
    http://www.horseracingdvd.com/index.php … ng&lid=381
    Sir Tristam’s Story: The Promise
    http://www.horseracingdvd.com/index.php … ng&lid=699
    Pebbles, The Filly: A Heart Stronger Than Stone
    http://www.horseracingdvd.com/index.php … ng&lid=295
    A Horse Called Nijinsky
    http://www.horseracingdvd.com/index.php … ng&lid=294
    Tulloch: An Epic Story of Untold Courage
    http://www.horseracingdvd.com/index.php … ng&lid=269
    Black Ruby and Taz Time Capsule :lol:
    http://www.horseracingdvd.com/index.php … ng&lid=567

    #382383
    befair
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    I fully agree Stilvi; it would be great to see those old Gold Cups and Champion Hurdles in full, though 30-45 seconds on Youtube is better than nothing. Is the footage out there, or would it have been erased?

    #382392
    Racing Daily
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    I have all the full Champion Chases and Champion Hurdles from 80 – 89, and every full National from 60 – 99

    #382402
    befair
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    I have all the full Champion Chases and Champion Hurdles from 80 – 89, and every full National from 60 – 99

    Could you put them on youtube? That would be fantastic.

    #382419
    befair
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    just found this on youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBXfWjMwFB8

    Golden Cygnet winning the Forenoughts Hurdle in Feb; I was there that day, can’t believe the footage has turned up. I was also there when Dawn Run won the same race a few years later; I would love to see that footage

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