Sport of Kings: Skippy places a bet

Title:
Sport of Kings: Skippy places a bet
NFSA ID:
7421
Year:
1968
Courtesy:
Fauna Productions
Category:
Access fees

In Series 2, Episode 35 – 'The Sport of Kings', Skippy and Sonny are at the racetrack to watch Mark Hammond compete. After Sonny explains the process of betting to Skippy, the clever kangaroo places a $1 bet on a horse called Wallaby Bill.

Not surprisingly, Wallaby Bill wins the race and Skippy collects her winnings from the bookmaker.

This is a good example of a scene where Skippy is shown to possess remarkable abilities beyond those of a regular kangaroo. While her exploits may stretch the limits of credulity, they are also one of the ingredients of the show's success and why it was so beloved by audiences worldwide.

Production company:
Fauna Productions