Horse Racing – 1969 – Highlights – Triple Crown Races – Featuring Majestic Prince + Arts & Letters

DOG ASIDE: The 1969 Derby had a very strong field that deterred entries, and as such, only eight horses went to the starting gate. Majestic Prince was the betting favorite….followed by Top Knight…who was winner of the 1968 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Two-Year-Old Male Horse…..and third was the highly regarded Claiborne Farm colt Dike….along with Paul Mellon’s Arts and Letters was…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Mens Floor Exercise Competition – USA Dan Hayden

DOG ASIDE: Dan Hayden (born 1965) is a retired American gymnast…who was a member of the 1985 and 1987 World Championships teams….and was a US national champion…that competed for Arizona State University….where he was a collegiate national champion.  In 1988, he was second at Olympic Trials during the first day of competition….but fell to eighth the second day when…

MLB – 1954 – World Series Highlights – New York Giants Vs Cleveland Indians – With Willie Mays Catch

DOG ASIDE: The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians….as the Giants swept the Series in four games to win their first championship since 1933….by defeating the heavily favored Indians….who had won an AL-record 111 games in the regular season….for it has since been broken by the 1998 New York Yankees with 114….and again by the 2001…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Greg Gumbel + Sharon Smith On Controversy Of Lasix Not Being Allowed At Derby

DOG ASIDE   This video features ESPN’s Greg Gumbel and Sharon Smith reporting on the use of the drub Lasix in horse racing….and how its use is not allowed at the 1986 Kentucky Derby.  Furosemide, sold under the brand name Lasix, is a medication used to treat fluid build-up due to heart failure, liver scarring, or kidney disease….which is also used for the treatment of high blood…

Gymnastics – 1985 – ABCs Peter Kormann Interviews USAs Tim Daggett + Mary Lou Retton At American Cup

DOG ASIDE: Peter Kormann (born 21 June 1955) Is a retired American gymnast and gymnastics coach…who In the 1976 Olympics became the first American to medal in competition against the Soviets….when he won a bronze medal in the men’s floor competition.  Kormann’s bronze medal was also the first Olympic medal of any type won by an American gymnast in…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Al Michaels Covers The Odds + Post Positions For The Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE: Betting on horse racing or horse betting commonly occurs at many horse races tracks….as gamblers can stake money on the final placement of the horses taking part in a race. Gambling on horses is, however, prohibited at some racetracks…..but where gambling is allowed….most tracks offer parimutuel betting where gamblers’ money is pooled and shared proportionally among the winners…

Golf – 1985 – NBCs Vin Scully Interviews Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus At 1985 The Skins Game

DOG ASIDE: Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), nicknamed The Golden Bear, is an American retired professional golfer….who many golf gurus and observers regard him as the greatest golfer of all time.  During a span of more than 25 years, he won a record 18 major championships….while producing 19 second-place finishes….and 9 third-place finishes.  Nicklaus focused on the major championships….…

Music – 1934 – Roy Acuff – The Wabash Cannonball – Put To Highlights Of 1934 MLB World Series Tigers Vs Cardinals

DOG ASIDE: “The Wabash Cannon Ball“ was a fast express train line [1] on the Wabash, St. Louis, & Pacific Railroad. This express train traveled throughout the middle and western United States and also, on the Great Rock Island Route in the late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s.  “The Great Rock Island Route”, also known as “Wabash Cannonball“,…

MLB – 1934 – World Series Highlights Cardinals Vs Tigers Put To Roy Acuff + The Wabash Cannonball

DOG ASIDE: The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team’s 53rd season in St. Louis, Missouri….and the 43rd season in the National League.  The Cardinals went 95–58 during the season….while finishing first in the National League….who went on to defeat the Detroit Tigers In the World Series. . The Gashouse Gang was a nickname applied to this Cardinals team of 1934…..who by most…