Horse Racing – 1986 – ESPNs Kentucky Derby Pre Race Festivities – Host Greg Gumbel + Sharon Smith

DOG ASIDE:   The 1986 Kentucky Derby was the 112th running of the race….which took place on May 3, 1986….as this ESPN Pre-Race Special was aired live at Churchill Downs the day before the race….featuring hosts Greg Gumbel and Sharon Smith in a program that is highlighted by Derby betting line expert, Mike Battaglia…. who provides the betting…

Golf – 1987 – US Open – Olympic Club – 3rd Round – With Jim McKay + Al Trautwig

DOG ASIDE:

The third round of the 1987 US Open Golf Championship….which was being played at Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco, CA….was played on June 20th….as the day began with a leaderboard that looked like this:  Tom Watson and Mark Wiebe were leaders in the clubhouse at 137 at the end of the 2nd round by one stroke over John Cook, Bernhard Langer, Tsuneyuki Nakajima, Jack Nicklaus and Jim Thorpe at 138….and just two strokes behind came Ben Crenshaw, Bob Eastwood, Larry Mize and Scott Simpson at 139.   

The 3rd round provided some wonderful golf….as Olympic Club proved to be very challenging….with only three players being in red (under par) at the end of the day….when there had been 11 players under par at the in of Round 2. 

By the end of this the 3rd round….the leader board had added Keith Clearwater, Lennie Clements, Seve Ballesteros and John Mahaffey into the fray….which simply means there’s some mighty good golf being shot in this video….and that typically equates to “great shots” here at ImaSportsphile….so, ENJOY!!!

MLB – 1985 – NLCS – Game 2 – St Louis Cardinals Vs Los Angeles Dodgers – Vin Scully + Joe Garagiola

DOG COMMENTARY: The Cardinals made it to the 1985 NLCS by winning 101 games….yet barely edging the New York Mets in the National League East…..whereas on the other hand….the Dodgers were led by Pedro Guerrero at the plate….along with their talented pitching staff with a team ERA of 2.96…..as the Dodgers easily beat the Cincinnati Reds by ​5 1⁄2 games. In Game 2 of…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round WBA Bantamweight Title Fight – Frankie Duarte Vs Bernardo Pinango

DOG ASIDE:    This WBA Bantamweight Title Fight between Frankie Duarte (USA) vs. Benardo Pinango (Venezuela) took place on Febuary 3, 1987 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA….as this title fight was between one really good and one great bantamweight boxer during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….as Venezuelan legend Bernado Pinango….although having only…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Cruiserweight Bout – Evander Holyfield Vs Rick Myers

DOG COMMENTARY:    Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield entered the ring for his 6th professional fight at 5 – 0 at the age of 22 years old against Rick Myers with a record of 24 – 7 with 15 KO’s….as this fight would become a stepping-stone to Holyfield’s eventual legendary boxing career.  We at ImaSportsphile…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ABC Special – A Look Inside D Wayne Lucas Training – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY:    D Wayne Lukas is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee…..who holds the record for the most Triple Crown race wins with fourteen….while having won twenty Breeders’ Cup races….and received five Eclipse Awards for his accomplishments….while his horses have won 25 year-end Eclipse Awards.    Lukas grew up with an interest in horses after being born and raised…

Boxing – 1986 – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson Vs James Tillis

DOG COMMENTARY: This 10-round heavyweight bout took place on May 3, 1986 at the Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY…..airing on ABC Wide World of Sports with broadcasters Jim Lampley and Alex Wallau…. featuring a 19 year old Mike Tyson boxer who entered the ring on this day with 19 KO’s in his 1st 19 fights….when…

Distance Running – 1986 – Womens New York Mini-Marathon – Ingrid Kristiansen + Joan Benoit Samuelson

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1986 Women’s New York Mini-Marathon showcased the woman who inspired our Bone Daddy….the original Sportsphile and the person responsible for recording our incredible vintage video library….to set a fan record at the 1984 Los Angeles Olypics that can never be broken….only tied….by seeing a live event at every sport competed at the…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Round Junior Welterweight Bout – David Taylor Vs Al Laddie

DOG ASIDE:  This 6-round Junior Welterweight bout took place at the Omni in Atlanta on August 29, 1985 between Al Laddie and David Taylor….early in both fighters careers….as David Talyor, who hailed from Atlanta, GA would end up having 64 professional bouts….while ending his career with a record of 25 – 36 – 3….whereas his…