Supervision by - Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising
Drawn by - Rollin Hamilton,
Musical Score by - Frank Marsales
Bosko enters a horse
The setting is a horse
track, where Bosko is a vendor specializing in dancing hot dogs. Nearby,
a group of racing fans are riding a roller-skating cow on train tracks,
and two little dogs play leap frog on a dachshund. All are excited to
see the big race. When Bosko manages to sell a hot dog to a hungry dog,
the hot dog promptly leaps up and dips its behind in mustard. The hungry
dog pulls a cash register drawer out of his chest and gives Bosko a coin.
As the dog is about to bite in, the hot dog screams out "Mammy!".
"Sonny boy!" the dog replies. The dog and his meal kiss and
prance away hand-in-hand. We then momentarily observe a group of Mickey-like
mice using a ostrich to sneak over a fence and onto the race track. Bosko's
alarm clock watch rings, so he runs over to a shed and opens a padlock.
Meanwhile a group of race horses are exercising, being massaged, jumping
rope, and using a punching bag, to the delight of their fans. Back at
the shed, Bosko pulls out a mechanical horse, but as he cranks its tail
to try and start it the machine falls apart. The racing bugle is blown,
so Bosko puts his horse back together and trots to the starting line.
One nasty jockey laughs at Bosko and his odd-looking horse, but Bosko
sneers and gives him a loud raspberry. The starting gun is held up, and
a little mouse with a little gun pops out and fires. The horses are off,
but Bosko's mechanical horse won't budge. When it finally does move is
goes backwards and crashes into a wall, breaking up into a thousand pieces.
Bosko collects the pieces into two cans, shakes them up, and pours out
the reconstituted horse. He runs past most of the other horses, until
he finally reaches the leader (the same jockey who laughed at him previously).
The leader spits at Bosko, somehow causing Bosko and his horse to switch
places. The leader then throws a grenade which blows the horse up, but
its pieces fall right back into place with Bosko riding on top again.
Bosko wins the race by extending the head of his horse past the finish
line. Now victorious, the mechanical horse falls apart again, leaving
Bosko in a daze.
- The tune played
as the dog and its meal skip away hand-in-hand is "Sonny Boy".
Bosko, Vol. 1
Bosko, Volume 1