Fairground Kentucky Derby Game

Horse Racing Game

A beautiful scratch built wooden horse racing game, circa last quarter of the 20th century…

SKU: RC0589.

Product Description

A cool one of a kind horse racing game…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we would suggest it dates to the mid part of the 20th century onwards. Made in a thin wood and hand painted, this piece is a fun addition to ones home or garden. Here’s how it works…

Stand the main section (the circular wheel) on the floor and designate an individual to spin the wheel. You’ll need six players too!. Once the wheel is spun (and for example lands on a five), the owner of horse five will grab the string at the front of the horse and pull it one step forward. Essentially it’s a race, and the horse that wins is determined by the luck of the individual spinning the wheel. Imagine playing this with some friends, it would be awesome fun. We’ve played it and put a few quid on it among friends, it was absolutely brilliant playing in our kitchen!

This could obviously be used as a game, but equally it could act as a display piece or decor for ones home. The entire piece is naively built, therefore there are some jagged edges and some tatty areas, yet we simply feel that it adds to its charm and authenticity…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. Structurally the piece is in good shape, yet there are some surface marks, scratches and paint chipping. There are a few tatty areas to the build here and there as suggested above. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : (The main section with wheel) Depth : 2cm, Width : 39cm, Height : 66cm, The horses : Depth : 7cm, Width : 36cm, Height : 29cm (Please note : All of the horses are slightly different in dimensions)

Condition : Structurally good, some surface scuffs and abrasions, some paint chipping, some jagged edges, a bit tatty in places, naive build, some losses to the wooden structures

Postage : Standard Item £10 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 20 x 39 x 66 cm