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Jockeys Ride Elephants Through Chicago!

"An elephant race through Chicago in 1935 is among one million minutes of archive footage being uploaded to YouTube."


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"Jockeys riding elephants would probably be considered cruel today - but in 1935 it was top banter," the Mirror reports.

"The huge elephants seem happy to help their jockeys aboard and then race along through the streets of Chicago."

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