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 Racking – 1988 – The Preakness Stakes – Winner Chris McCarron On Alysheba

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 Preakness Stakes was the 112th running of the thoroughbred triple crown horse race….which took place on May 16, 1987….and was televised in the United States on the ABC television network….as Alysheba was jockeyed by Chris McCarron won the race by a half length over runner-up Bet Twice. The post time was 5:34 p.m. Eastern Time….as the race was run over a fast…

Horse Racing – 1986 Breeders Cup – Santa Anita Park – Host Dick Enberg – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY: Some 31 years ago on November 1, 1986….69,155 fans became part of Santa Anita Park’s timeline….as the venerable Arcadia racetrack had firmly established itself as one of the premier facilities in Thoroughbred racing….and was the home of several of the sport’s greatest figures….as champion after champion had left his or her mark at the…

Horse Racing – 1987 Preakness Stakes – 1st Alysheba & 2nd Bet Twice & 3rd Cryptoclearance

DOG ASIDE: This 1987 Preakness Stakes….along with the 1987 Kentucky Derby….are two horse races that are near and dear to Bone Daddy for one simple reason….the owners of the eventual winner Alysheba were a family that BD knew while growing up in Midland, TX from 1952 to 1965….Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. and their four…

Horse Racing – 1986 Breeders Cup – Santa Anita Park – Host Dick Enberg – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: In the very 1st race of the 1986 Breeders Cup at Santa Anita Park was the Juvenile…which is a race for 2 year olds that is kinda like a “debutant coming out party”….and in a race that featured Capote at 2 – 1 betting odds with Gulch at 3 – 1 and Demons…

Horse Racing – 1984 – 1st Running Of The Breeders Cup – Host Dick Enberg & Guest Liz Taylor

DOG COMMENTARY: In the universe of horseracing in 1984….the dream became a reality….as the inaugural Breeders’ Cup was held at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles….with 7 spectacular races featuring the world’s greatest horses, jockeys and trainers competing on one stage for $10 million in purses….which was topped off by an unprecedented live four hour national…