Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Introduces Kentucky Derby Field From Paddock To The Starting Gate

This video features ABC’s always eloquent and elegant legendary sportscaster, Jim McKay….as he introduces the horses composing the field at the 1987 Kentucky Derby….while the horses promenade from the paddock to the starting gate….passing in front of the main grandstand.  This part of each Kentucky Derby is very special….as the viewers get to see the…

Horse Racing – 1986 – 112th Kentucky Derby Special Feature – The Story Of Jeff Lukas And Badger Land

 Jeff Lukas was the exacting and tireless first lieutenant to his father legendary horse training father, D Wayne Lukas….who once worked eight years without a day off….with each workday starting at 4:30 a.m. and often ending after dark.  D. Wayne Lukas had seized the horse racing business by the throat in the 1980’s….becoming the first…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Kentucky Derby – Replay Of The Race With Isolation Camera On Winner Alysheba

Alysheba (March 3, 1984 – March 27, 2009) was an AmericanThoroughbred racehorse that won two legs of the Triple Crown in 1987….who was also a successful sire after having produced 11 stakes winners. A bay colt, Alysheba was sired by Alydar out of the mare Bel Sheba, by Lt. Stevens…..and was bred by Preston Madden at Hamburg Place Farm in Lexington, Kentucky….who was sold as a yearling to…

Boxing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Profiles Life And Career Of Evander Holyfield Prior To Qawi Title Fight

Evvander Holyfield started out professionally as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984….then on January 20, 1985, he won another six-round decision over Eric Winbush in Atlantic City, New Jersey….and on March 13, he knocked out Fred Brown in the first round in…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Preakness Stakes – Jack Whitaker Profiles Alysheba Jockey Chris McCarron

Chris McCarron is a retired American thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey….who mounted his first horse ever at 16.5 years old and was racing professionally by 18….when at the ripe ole age of 19 years old….his first year as a jockey….Chris McCarron wove a spell that brought his mounts to the winner’s circle 547 times in 1974…..while breaking…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Preakness Stakes Special – An Inside Look At Race Day In The Life Of Cryptoclearance

Cryptoclearance (April 9, 1984 – September 24, 2009) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse….who was tained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Scotty Schulhofer….while leading up to the 1987 U.S. Triple Crown series, Cryptoclearance won the Florida Derby….then he ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby….and third in the Preakness Stakes to winner Alysheba….then was second to Bet Twice in the Belmont Stakes. Cryptoclearance raced for three years….while winning twelve of his forty-four…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Jack Whitaker Showcases The Remarkable Derby Career Of Bill Shoemaker

Bill Shoemaker (August 19, 1931 – October 12, 2003) was an American thoroughbred jockey….who held the world record for total professional jockey victories for 29 years after his retirement….as Shoemaker’s career as a jockey began in his teenage years….with his first professional ride on March 19, 1949….while the first of his eventual 8,833 career victories came a month later, on April…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Charlsie Cantey Profiles Trainer Jack Van Berg Of Derby Winner Alysheba

Jack Van Berg (June 7, 1936 – December 27, 2017) was an American Hall of Fame horse trainer…. who was born into a horse racing family….as his father, Marion Van Berg was the Hall of Fame trainer too….as both father and son have been inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York. For…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Dave Johnson Goes For An Inside Look At Training Methods Of D Wayne Lukas

Just the name D. Wayne Lukas conjures up a sense of stylish accomplishment through exceptional training with elegant presentation….a talent which was reserved for the man to bring the training methods of “Triple Crown capable thoroughbreds” into view of the public’s and camera’s eye.  D Wayne Lukas (born September 2, 1935) is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall…