Horse Racing – 1987 – Preakness Stakes – Jack Whitaker Profiles Alysheba Jockey Chris McCarron

Chris McCarron is a retired American thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey….who mounted his first horse ever at 16.5 years old and was racing professionally by 18….when at the ripe ole age of 19 years old….his first year as a jockey….Chris McCarron wove a spell that brought his mounts to the winner’s circle 547 times in 1974…..while breaking…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Jack Whitaker Showcases The Remarkable Derby Career Of Bill Shoemaker

Bill Shoemaker (August 19, 1931 – October 12, 2003) was an American thoroughbred jockey….who held the world record for total professional jockey victories for 29 years after his retirement….as Shoemaker’s career as a jockey began in his teenage years….with his first professional ride on March 19, 1949….while the first of his eventual 8,833 career victories came a month later, on April…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ABCs Jack Whitaker Remembers His 1st Kentucky Derby In 1965 And His 15 Others

This video is an excerpt from an ESPN 1986 Kentucky Derby special that was aired the night before the big race ESPN anchor Greg Gumble interviews longtime ABC horse racing sportscaster, Jack Whitaker….regarding his 15 different Derby’s that he had covered over the previous 21 years….when he relates a story about his first Kentucky Derby…

Golf – 1986 – 68th PGA Championships Special – ABCs Jack Whitaker Interviews Winner Bob Tway

Bob Tway (born May 4, 1959) is an American professional golfer….who has won numerous tournaments including eight PGA Tour victories….while spending 25 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986–87.  He was introduced to golf by his father and grandfather at the age of five….as he played in his first tournament at age seven.  Tway was a three-time…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Kentucky Derby Trophy Presentation – Winner Ferdinand With Bill Shoemaker

Ferdinand (March 12, 1983 – 2002) was a Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1986 Kentucky Derby and 1987 Breeders’ Cup Classic. He was voted the 1987 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. He entered stud in 1989 and was later sold to a breeding farm in Japan in 1994. At the age of 19, Bill Shoemaker was making so much money….as much as $2,500 each…

Golf – 1986 – 68th PGA Championships Special – ABCs Jack Whitaker Interviews Winner Bob Tway

DOG ASIDE: Robert Raymond Tway IV (born May 4, 1959) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments including eight PGA Tour victories. He spent 25 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986–87   In 1986, he was named PGA Player of the Year….finishing the season with four victories including one major, the PGA Championship…..as the video…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens Gymnastics Rings Finals – Winners JPN Koji Gushiken + CHN Li Ning

DOG ASIDE: As seen in this video herewith….Japan’s Koji Gushiken and China’s Li Ning tied for the gold medal in men’s gymnastics rings competition….while USA’s Mitch Gaylord won the bronze medal….as indicated in this video brought to the viewing audience by ABC’s Jack Whitaker. Kōji Gushiken (born November 12, 1956) is a former Olympic gymnast for Japan at the 1984…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker + Charlsie Cantey Report From The Stables At The Preakness

DOG ASIDE:  This video features ABC’s Wide World of Sports reporters Jack Whitaker and Charlsie Cantey in the jockey’s dressing room and the stables at Pimlico Racetrack for the 112th running of the Preakness Stakes.   Charlsie Cantey (born 1946) is one of broadcasting’s veteran thoroughbred horse racing analysts….who as an American sportscaster, worked for ESPN (1985–2002), ABC Sports (1986–2000), WOR-TV (1975–1977), CBS Sports (1977–1986), USA Network (2002–2005) and NBC Sports (2000–2005).  Cantey joined ABC…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker Interviews Demons Begone Jockey Pat Day After Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE:  Going into the 113th Running of the Kentucky Derby…..Demons Begone was the odds-on favorite to win….whose profuse bleeding during the race resulted in him being pulled up on the backstretch by Jockey Pat Day….seen in this video herewith….which brings to mind just how fragile these large fast creatures are….and the thoroughbred just loves to…