Bally Ache wins the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park racetrack in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The Florida Derby starts. Spectators watch the race. American thoroughbred race horses run on the race track as jockeys ride them. Th spectators cheer. Racehorse Bally Ache jockeyed by Robert N. "Bobby" Ussery wins the race and becomes eligible for competing in the Kentucky Derby.
Sports newsreel shows Florida Derby horse race at Gulf Stream Park in Hallandale, Florida. Spectators cheering in the stands. Native Charger stumbles while coming out from the gate but goes on to win the $ 80,000 Florida Derby.
Wiley Post readies his Lockheed Vega aircraft named Winnie Mae for an ascent into the stratosphere. Sir Malcolm Campbell drives his Bluebird car at Daytona Beach, Florida. He sets a speed record of 276 miles per hour. Campbell has a nearly bald tire at the end of his speed record drive. From a February 11, 1960 Newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
A film about an amphibious training of United States troops in Florida. United States troops loaded in a landing craft during a practice invasion. The landing craft approaches the coast of Florida. Barrage balloons in flight. An explosion occurs at the beach. Soldiers unload from the landing craft and land at the beach. SCR-536 hand radio being used by the soldiers during simulated combat conditions. The soldiers fire rifles on the beach. Other landing crafts approach the beach as explosions occur. The soldiers unload and erect a flag at the beach. Landing crafts with beach mats and other engineering equipment arrive at the beach. The equipment being unloaded. The beach mats being laid out on the beach and the soldiers nail down the mats as they prepare the beachhead. A bulldozer levels the beach. Landing crafts carrying ammunition crates arrive at the coast. The soldiers unload the crates. The bulldozer pulls the crates along the beach. A signal man guides barges as they approach the shore. Military equipment being unloaded from the crafts. An engineer makes a detailed record. The equipment being unloaded.
Launching of a Pershing missile in Cape Canaveral, Florida. A sign reads: "Atlantic Missile Range, Pershing Launch Area No. 30, Army Ballistic Missile Agency". A missile hangar. Views of a gantry and a blockhouse. Signs read "Cape Canaveral". " Patrick AFB", "Welcome to Cocoa Beach, Space Capital USA", "Atlantic Missile Range, Station No. 1, Air Force Missile Test Center".
View of a Greyhond tourist bus marked Jacksonville. Next, a different tourist bus with destination sign of Miami. Tourists in Florida travel south through Florida on the bus. View of the City Gate of St. Augustine, Florida, and a horse carriage passes through the stone gate. Flags flying on the oldest house in the city, known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House (later the Oldest House Museum) on St. Francis street. The flags flying include the American flag, the Confederate flag, and others.Tourist bus travels on a bridge. View of tourists inside the vintage 1940s bus. Silhouette of the bus driver, driving the bus, and view through the windshield of the road ahead as the bus drives along Route 1 and over the Overseas Highway toward Key West. View of the bridges and ocean beneath. Scenes in Miami Beach area. View of the beach in Miami Beach.