Music – 1986 – The Stephen Foster Singers – My Old Kentucky Home At The Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE:    My Old Kentucky Home is an anti-slavery ballad originally written and composed in 1852  by Stephen Foster….which was published in January 1853 by Firth, Pond, & Co. of New York….as Foster likely composed the song after having been inspired by the narrative of popular anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin….while likely referencing imagery witnessed on his visits to the Bardstown, Kentucky farm…

Music – 1986 – Fort Knox US Army Band – Star Spangled Banner At The Kentucky Derby

DOG COMMENTARY:  One of the many joys of being able to trim videos from our incredible vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile is comprised in a new section of music that we are beginning to post….and that is of the many varied and wonderful renditions of The Star Spangled Banner….as performed by the many varied groups…

Horse Racing – 1986 – 112th Kentucky Derby – Winner Willie Shoemaker On Ferdinand

DOG COMMENTARY:    This day at the 112th Running of the Kentucky Derby belonged to trainer D Wayne Lukas….a three year-old named Ferdinand….and a man known by many as The Shoe….as legendary jockey Willie Shoemaker won his last of his 11 Triple Crown race victories. William Lee “Bill” Shoemaker was an American thoroughbred jockey….who for 29 years held the world record…

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…