Great American Racing Derbies

October 9, 2015 
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Racing Derbies Revisited – Summary of Rides.

Summary of Racing Derby Rides in North America, 1916 - Present

CITYLOCATIONDATE(S)MFG.# HORSESHORSE SUPPLIEROWNERMISC. NOTESREFERENCES
Ocean Park, CANear Ocean Park’s Frasier Pier1916-1917PRIOR & CHURCH40, single seatUncertainTom Prior3, 4, 62
Venice, CAAbbott Kinney Pier1918-20P&C48, single seatWilliamsPrior and ChurchBurned3, 63
Venice, CANew Abbott Kinney Pier1921-1946P&C56, double seatWilliamsPrior and ChurchSold to Whitney’s Playland-at-the-beach, S.F., CA3, 4
Oakland, CAIdora Park1918-29P&CIngersoll Pleasure & Amusement CompanyCalled “American Derby”3, 64
Kansas City, MOElectric Park1918?-P&C65, 66
Chicago, ILRiverview Park1919-25?P&C56, double seatWilliamsCalled “The Winner”; fire damaged in early 1930’s3, 67
Long Beach, CANu-Pike1920-P&C3
Galveston, TXJoyland Park, 21st and Seawall Blvd1920-2956Charles E. BarfieldMoved to 25th and Seawall Boulevard (1928). Dismantled in 1950 and moved to Hollywood Dinner Club. Burned in 19593, 41, 46, 49
Atlantic City, NJSteeplechase Park1920-P&CE.C. Tilyou3
Chicago, ILWhite City1920-ca. 1946P&C40, single seatWilliams3, 68
Revere Beach, MARevere Beach1920-1921+P&C64McGinnis sisters3, 69
Detroit, MI1920-P&CAndrew F West3, 70
Cleveland, OHEuclid Beach ParkP&C64, double seatSold to Cedar Point in 1965. Opened 1966. Speed of 15 mph3, 71
Toronto, CAHanlan’s PointP&CWilliamsLawrence Solman3
Toronto, CASunnyside ParkP&C56WilliamsLawrence SolmanSold to Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto (1957-88)3
New York, NYProspect Hotel, Coney Island1925- ca. 1930M.C. Illions20, double seatIllionsIllionsCalled the “Jockey Ride” and possibly “Racing Horses”. 3
Rye, NYPlaylandCa. 1927-presentP&C56, double seat but only one rider allowedIllionsSpeed of 25 mph3, 72

Revere Beach’s Great American Racing Derby, postmarked 1921.

 

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Racing Derbies Revisited….

Contributed by William R. Benjamin, Ph.D. and Barbara Williams

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