Horse Racing – 1984 – Highlights – Breeders Cup Mile 1st Royal Heroine + Profile Of Northern Dancer

 The Breeders’ Cup Mile is a 1-mile (1.6 km) Grade 1 Weight for Age stakes race for thoroughbred racehorses three years old and up….which is run on a grass course….and has been conducted annually as part of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships since the event’s inception in 1984…to which this video seen herewith is related….wherein the winner was Royal Heroine.       Royal Heroine (1980–2002) was a Thoroughbred Champion racehorse foaled in Ireland….who raced in England and France….and…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Breeders Cup Steeplechase – 1st Census + 2nd Kesslin + 3rd Pont Du Loop

For several years, the “Grand National Steeplechase” ….now run as the Grand National Hurdle Stakes was known as the Breeders’ Cup Grand National Steeplechase under a licensing agreement between the National Steeplechase Association and Breeders’ Cup. However, the Grand National was never an official part of the Breeders’ Cup series. The Grand National Hurdle Stakes is an American National Steeplechase Association sanctioned steeplechase race run each…

Horse Racing – 1984 – Breeders Cup Distaff – Dick Enberg + Dave Johnson Call Win By Princess Rooney

This video features NBC’s coverage of the 1984 Breeders Cup Distaff race for fillies and mares….as Dick Enberg and Dave Johnson make the call of the “inaugural race for the girls” at the Breeders Cup.  The Breeders’ Cup Distaff is a Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up…..which is known as the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic between…

Horse Racing – 1984 – Bob Costas + Pete Axthelm Provide Prelude To The Breeders Cup Classic Race

Wild Again (foaled May 22, 1980 in Kentucky – December 5, 2008) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse by Icecapade out of Bushel-N-Peck (by Khaled)….who was broken by Tommy Akin….but for the majority of his career was trained by Vincent Timphony.  Bred by W Paul Little and owned by Black Chip Stables….he is most famous for winning the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic in 1984 over Slew o’ Gold and Gate…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Preview Of Breeders Cup Steeplechase – With NBCs Richard Pitman + Don Criqui

The Grand National Hurdle Stakes is an American National Steeplechase Association sanctioned steeplechase race run each fall at Far Hills, New Jersey….which is a Grade 1 event run over ​2 5⁄8 miles…..which has been known by a variety of names over the years, including the Breeders’ Cup Grand National. The race dates back to 1899 where it was first run at Morris Park…

Horse Racing – 1988 – The Breeders Cup – Classic Race – Skywalker 1st + Turkoman 2nd + Precissionist

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is a Grade I Weight for Age thoroughbred horse race for 3-year-olds and older….which is run at a distance of 1 1⁄4 miles (2,000 m) on dirt….while it is held annually at a different racetrack as part of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in late October or early November. All of the races to date have been held in the United States….except for the…

Horse Racing – 1984 NBCs Pete Axthelm + Harvey Pack Review Days Winners At The Breeders Cup

DOG ASIDE:  This video features NBC’s Pete Axethelm and Harvey Peck…..both of whom were very knowledgeable thoroughbred racing odds makers….who knew the sport “inside and out”….provide the viewers with a complete rundown of the winners at the original running of the 1984 Breeders Cup races. The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races, operated…