Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Introduces Horses In 112th Preakness Stakes As Enter Starting Gates

The 1987 Preakness Stakes was the 112th running of the Triple Crown thoroughbred horse race….which took place on May 16, 1987….and was televised in the United States on the ABC television network….featuring legendary host commentator Jim McKay….in a race that was won by Alysheba….who was jockeyed by Chris McCarron…..after winning the race by a half length over runner-up Bet Twice.  The race was run…

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…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser Provide PreRace Analysis

This 1987 Indy 500 special by ABC Sports features the excellent commentary of Jim Lampley, Sam Posey and 3 time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser….which is one heck of a auto racing broadcasting team that was making the call on this special race. Jim Lampley is an American sportscaster, news anchor, film producer, and restaurant owner….who has covered a…

Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Alex Wallau Profiles Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Mohammad Qawi Life And Career

Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton; January 5, 1953) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1978 to 1998. He was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983…. and the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.    He went 1-1-1 in his first three pro fights, but then reeled off 14 straight…

Gymnastics – 1985 – Special – Heroes Story Of The 1984 Olympic Gold Medal USA Mens Gymnastics Team

The results of the men’s team all-around competition….which was one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….when the compulsory and optional rounds took place on July 29 and 31 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.  The final outcome of the men’s team all-around competition saw the USA win the gold medal for the 1st…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ABCs Jack Whitaker Remembers His 1st Kentucky Derby In 1965 And His 15 Others

This video is an excerpt from an ESPN 1986 Kentucky Derby special that was aired the night before the big race ESPN anchor Greg Gumble interviews longtime ABC horse racing sportscaster, Jack Whitaker….regarding his 15 different Derby’s that he had covered over the previous 21 years….when he relates a story about his first Kentucky Derby…