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At the race track, various spectators (all Goofy lookalikes) are playing the ponies. A posh rich Goofy bets on the equally posh Snapshot III while another more common looking Goofy bets on the bedraggled Old Moe. When the race begins, Snapshot and the rider are so overconfident they wait a few minutes after the race has begun to start running. When they finally do get going, Snapshot is not above stooping to dirty tricks such as tripping and biting the other horses. Sadly, Snapshot's vanity is what costs him winning the race (he stops to pose for the photo finish) and Old Moe is declared the winner. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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The names of the nine horses entered in the Sixth Race of the Gold Diggers Handicap are Insomnia, Crankcase, Bubble Bath, Old Moe, Snapshot III, Flannel Cake, Bakers Dozen, Bees Wax, and Plumbers Friend. See more »

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narration sticks with you sometimes...
15 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They say a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Well, I saw this cartoon maybe five times or so when I was about 11 or 12 (I had a period where I watched and re-watched a bunch of Disney cartoons, mostly older ones), and to THIS DAY when I watch any horse race, whether an actual one or in a movie or whatever, I think about 'OLD MOE vs SHAPSHOT' because of this damn cartoon.

I credit the narration above all; there are a bunch of good gags - how can you not have horses doing wacky things involving cheating and slipping up and getting up on legs that horses usually don't do during a horse race in real life - but the instructional part of it I think fits really well. It's a big race and a sports event, so without someone giving us the play by play (in a 7 minute short with variations of Goofy that are poor and rich) it might not work as well. Luckily, lightning seemed to strike with this one (not kidding, this is really entertaining).


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