Balloon Field

This image was published in the Indianapolis News on June 5, 1909 the day of the national balloon championship hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It depicts the field of balloons set for competition that day in both the national championship and the handicap race. The caption to the photo attempted identification but I find it difficult to count more than seven balloons, but eight are named.
The caption read:
"From left to right - The Indianapolis, Ohio, Cleveland, New York, Chicago, Indiana, St. Louis III and Hoosier."
Check out these other images of the field of balloons on race morning:

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