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 – 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 – 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…

Horse Racing – 1986 – 112th Kentucky Derby Special Feature – The Story Of Jeff Lukas And Badger Land

 Jeff Lukas was the exacting and tireless first lieutenant to his father legendary horse training father, D Wayne Lukas….who once worked eight years without a day off….with each workday starting at 4:30 a.m. and often ending after dark.  D. Wayne Lukas had seized the horse racing business by the throat in the 1980’s….becoming the first…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Preakness Stakes Special – An Inside Look At Race Day In The Life Of Cryptoclearance

Cryptoclearance (April 9, 1984 – September 24, 2009) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse….who was tained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Scotty Schulhofer….while leading up to the 1987 U.S. Triple Crown series, Cryptoclearance won the Florida Derby….then he ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby….and third in the Preakness Stakes to winner Alysheba….then was second to Bet Twice in the Belmont Stakes. Cryptoclearance raced for three years….while winning twelve of his forty-four…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Charlsie Cantey Profiles Trainer Jack Van Berg Of Derby Winner Alysheba

Jack Van Berg (June 7, 1936 – December 27, 2017) was an American Hall of Fame horse trainer…. who was born into a horse racing family….as his father, Marion Van Berg was the Hall of Fame trainer too….as both father and son have been inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York. For…