Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

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…

Special – Triple Crown Winner Secretariat – Big Red the Great

DOG ASIDE: Horse racing is beautiful to watch…..cuz these gorgeous creatures called horses were built to run….having long tall muscular legs and hips….with powerful upper torsos….streamlined and aerodynamic….whose ears when laid back….allow them the ability to run….and that my friends…is beautiful to watch.  There may not be a creature more romanticized than the horse…..and this…

105th Running Of The 1979 Kentucky Derby With Winner Spectacular Bid

DOG ASIDE: Spectacular Bid was an American Thoroughbred race horse…..who outdistanced General Assembly in the 1979 Kentucky Derby. In a racing career which lasted from 1978 through 1980, Spectacular Bid won 26 of 30 races, set several track records and earned $2,781,607 USD….a then-record sum. He won Eclipse Awards in each of his three seasons.  Slew was…

Horse Racing 1985 Florida Derby With Host Jim McKay Featuring Winner Proud Truth

DOG ASIDE: The Florida Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old horses held annually at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida on the Saturday closest to the end of March or the first of April. Added to the racing schedule in 1952, the Grade 1 race is run at 1 1⁄8 miles on the dirt for a…

Horse Racing Highlights Of 1977 Triple Crown Winner Seattle Slew Career

DOG ASIDE: Seattle Slew was an American thoroughbred race horse…..who won the Triple Crown in 1977….as he was the tenth of twelve horses to accomplish the feat. He is the only horse to have won the Triple Crown while having been undefeated in any race previous. In the Blood-Horse Magazine list of top 100 US racehoses…