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…

Wide World Of Sports – 1986 – Jim McKay Hosts Kentucky Derby Prelude + Running Of Kentucky Oaks

In this video, the host for ABC’s Wide World of Sports is the one of the most elegant and eloquent sportscasters to ever grace a microphone….Jim McKay….as he provides a most enjoyable prelude to the 1986 Kentucky Derby….which was the 112th running of the famous race taking place on May 3, 1986 at Churchill Downs, Kentucky…..plus…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Al Michaels + Dave Johnson Review A Rough Derby & Peview The Preakness Field

ABC’s Al Michaels and Dave Johnson, the broadcast crew calling the 1987 Preakness Stakes….provide a video replay of the 1987 Kentucky Derby….while making their points on how it was the “roughest Derby ever run”…..then they shift their focus to providing a good personal profile and highlights of each horse that was running in this 1987…

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 – 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…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Intro To The Preakness – Al Michaels + Dave Johnson Set The Field

ABC Sports was at the head of the pack when it came to live television sports coverage throughout the decade of the 1980’s…..with executive director Roone Arledge at the helm….as Roone had a stable of legendary sportscaster on staff….with the likes Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, Al Michaels, Jim Lampley, Chris Schenkel, Howard Cosell, Al Trautwig,…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Kentucky Derby Special – Dave Johnson + Al Michaels On The Horses In The Field

DOG ASIDE: This ABC production of the 1987 Kentucky Derby features Al Michaels and Dave Johnson at the mikes….and since we have tons of Al Michael footage here at ImaSportsphile…..we’ll take this opportunity to focus some light on Dave Johnson. As an American announcer and sportscaster….Dave Johnson is best known for his work in horse racing with ABC and NBC  Sports….and…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Al Michaels + Dave Johnson Cover The Favorites & Odds For Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE: Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster…who initially joined ABC as the back-up announcer on Monday Night Baseball in 1976. The following year, he was promoted to the network on a full-time basis….as he became the lead announcer replacing Keith Jackson in 1983.  Over the next three decades, Michaels covered a wide…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Olympics – Hockey – USA VS USSR – The Miracle On Ice

DOG COMMENTARY: The “Miracle on Ice” refers to a medal-round game during the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York,,,,played between the hosting United States and the defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union…. who had won the gold medal in six of the seven previous Winter Olympic Games….and were the overwhelming…