Ostrich Derby

Ostrich Derby
Clip: 355016_1_1
Year Shot: 1957 (Actual Year)
Audio: Yes
Video: B/W
Tape Master: 1637
Original Film: 030-065-08
Location: Ionia, Michigan
Timecode: 00:26:24 - 00:27:15

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.