Ostrich Derby

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Audio:
Location:
355016_1_1
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Ionia, Michigan
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1957  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:26:24 - 00:27:15
Tape Master:
Original Film:
1637
030-065-08
Birds of a feather in the off-beat sports event of the year at Ionia, Michigan-The Ostrich Derby! they better the world's (horse) trotting record in a slightly incredible track outing. Establishing shot - Two bird handlers put a harness on a ostrich, and that is hooked up to a buggy or chariot. The bird has a black bag over its head. MS - They take the bags off the heads and the jockeys that sit in the buggies have a broom in their hands to get the birds moving and to block their side vision. MCUS - Kids sitting in the bleechers cheering on the birds. CUS - The winning ostrich and his jockey.