Horse Racing – 1986 – 112th Kentucky Derby PreRace Show – With Al Michaels + Bill Hartack

This video features ABC’s Al Michaels and Bill Hartack providing all the trimmings for setting the table at the 112th running of the Kentucky Derby….including overview of the upcoming race….along with interviews with key trainers….plus a rundown of the entire field and what each horse brings to the table….along with the singing of My Old Kentucky…

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 – 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 – 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 – 1986 – ESPN Kentucky Derby Profile Of The Two Favorites Badger Land + Snow Chief

This 1986 ESPN special features insightful profiles of thoroughbred race horse, Badger Land, trained by D Wayne Lukas….and Snow Chief….who were the two favorites going into the 1986 Kentucky Derby. Snow Chief (March 17, 1983 in California – May 18, 2010) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse Conditioned by veteran California trainer Mel Stute, Snow Chief made 9 starts at age 2….while winning five….including…

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 – 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…

Music 1987 113th US Army Band From Ft Knox Kentucky The Star Spangled Banner With Jim McKay

In this video, the 113th Army Band from Ft. Knox, Kentucky plays the Star Spangled Banner at the 113th running of the Kentucky Derby…..as brought to you by ABC’s Jim McKay….which is a bit confusing to us here at ImaSportsphile.  The reason for our confusion is that we posted another video of the 112th running of the…