Horse Racing – 1987 – Kentucky Derby Special – Promenade Of Field To Starting Gate – With Jim McKay

The is just something about the elegance and eloquence of ABC’s Jim McKay’s voice that lends itself to such a simple moment…..as when the entire field of 113th running of the Kentucky Derby is in single file promenading in front of the Churchill Downs grandstand…..while McKay introduces each horse, their track record and their odds…

Horse Racing – 1987 – 113th Running Of The Kentucky Derby – The Race Called By ABCs Dave Johnson

The 1987 Kentucky Derby was the 113th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 2, 1987.   The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May….which caps a two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2.0 km)…

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…

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 – Special – Dave Johnson + Al Michaels Review The Roughest Kentucky Derby Ever

This video features ABC’s Dave Johnson and Al Michaels providing analysis and review of the 1987 Kentucky Derby…..a race that Johnson calls the roughest horse race he had ever seen in his years calling thoroughbred horse races…..which involved a start that looked like a mugging in the back alley…..as sports columnists the day are the…

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 – ABC Jim McKay Showcases Alysheba At 118th Travers Stakes PreRace Review

DOG ASIDE: The Travers Stakes is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race held at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York…which is nicknamed the “Mid-Summer Derby”….and is the third-ranked race for American three year olds according to international classifications….behind only the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes….which was first held in 1864, it was named for William R. Travers, the president of the old…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker + Charlsie Cantey Report From The Stables At The Preakness

DOG ASIDE:  This video features ABC’s Wide World of Sports reporters Jack Whitaker and Charlsie Cantey in the jockey’s dressing room and the stables at Pimlico Racetrack for the 112th running of the Preakness Stakes.   Charlsie Cantey (born 1946) is one of broadcasting’s veteran thoroughbred horse racing analysts….who as an American sportscaster, worked for ESPN (1985–2002), ABC Sports (1986–2000), WOR-TV (1975–1977), CBS Sports (1977–1986), USA Network (2002–2005) and NBC Sports (2000–2005).  Cantey joined ABC…