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…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ABCs Jim McKay – Profile Of Underrated Kentucky Derby Favorite Snow Chief

Snow Chief was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse….who was one of several winners produced by the mare Miss Snowflake…..who was conditioned by veteran California trainer Mel Stute,. Snow Chief made nine starts at age two….while winning five….including the Norfolk Stakes and the Hollywood Futurity…..whose 1985 performances earned him California Horse of the Year honors….but Tasso, the 1985 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner, was voted the Eclipse Award for American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. As a…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Kentucky Derby Special – Stephen Foster Singers Singing My Old Kentucky Home

“My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night!“ is an anti-slavery ballad written by Stephen Foster in and around 1852….and was published in January 1853 by Firth, Pond, & Co. of New York.  Foster was said to have been inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin….with imagery witnessed on his visits to the Bardstown, Kentucky farm called Federal Hill.  In Foster’s sketchbook, the song was originally entitled…

Auto Racing – 1961 To 1986 – Jim McKay Provides Highlights Of Auto Racing Over Past 25 Years

Every now and then a really special video rolls up for me to write about and post here at ImaSportsphile and this is one of those…..as the always eloquent and elegant Jim McKay provides a walk down auto racing memory lane over the 25 years of competition from 1961 to 1986….for there is absolutely no…

Horse Racing – 1984 – ABCs Jim McKay Special Feature – The Fragility Of The Thoroughbred Horse

An excerpt from an article written in the Washington Post by Andrew Beyer in 2012 best explains why a trainer’s observations of the thoroughbred race horse is so important due to the fragility of these athletes….for “because of the animals’ fragility, thoroughbred trainers everywhere do what Doug O’Neill, the trainer of I’ll Have Another, was doing…