In this film, viewers see the Broward County area and pre-race activities, including a 10K run with Olympic champion Frank Shorter and runner Bill Rogers participating. There is a ball with Vice President Walter Mondale attending. The half-time show includes the FSU Flying High Circus. Viewers see a wild animal race using wild mustangs. There is a water skiing dog in the ski show. Fashions are modeled. The race includes female jockeys. Produced by Tel-Air Interests; sponsored by Florida Derby Festival Inc.
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