With a little bit of capital (specifically fifty cents) the gang is able to set up a lemonade stand and an adjoining hot dog stand near a race track. Mary stops by for some lemonade, while nearly charming the boys out of their socks. As the daughter of a horse owner, she manages to sneak them inside the track to watch the race. The whole thing is terribly exciting; and it gives Mickey an idea. The gang quickly abandons the idea of selling food and drink. Instead, they create their own race track. Of course, their own derby day is not quite like the adult version. Instead of horses, one boy has a cow, another a mule; a third rides in cart driven by a goat and a fourth in a dog-driven cart. Farina, whose vehicle is a tricycle, spikes the water of some of the animals beforehand. Before the race is through, the animals will be too drunk, lazy or overworked to finish. The horse race becomes a foot race. Written by
Did You Know?
The film's date of release: Sunday, November 18th, 1923, was 1,827 days equaling 261 weeks & 5 years before animation history, Steamboat Willie
(1928), on Sunday, November 18th, 1928. Thirty-one years before film epic, _Ben-Hur (1959)_, on Wednesday, November 18th, 1959 & 900+ deaths, fifty-five years later on Saturday, November 18th, 1978, when fraud preacher, Jim Jones
lead Peoples Temple members to commit suicide, by drinking cyanide-laced liquids & injections in infants & young children. See more
The lemonade is great! Nobody'll ever know the pup fell in it ~
Edited into Mischief Makers