Music – 1986 – The Stephen Foster Singers – My Old Kentucky Home At The Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE:    My Old Kentucky Home is an anti-slavery ballad originally written and composed in 1852  by Stephen Foster….which was published in January 1853 by Firth, Pond, & Co. of New York….as Foster likely composed the song after having been inspired by the narrative of popular anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin….while likely referencing imagery witnessed on his visits to the Bardstown, Kentucky farm…

Golf – 1987 – US Open – Round 2 – Olympic Golf Club – Host Jim McKay + Dave Marr

DOG ASIDE:  Round 2 of this US Open took place on Friday, June 19, 1987 at the Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco, CA with Tom Watson and Mark Wiebe at -3….with a one stroke lead over John Cook, Jack Nicklaus, Bernhard Langer, Jim Thorpe and Tsuneyuki Nakajima at -2….followed by Ben Crenshaw, Bob Eastwood,…

Horse Racing – 1986 – 112th Kentucky Derby – Winner Willie Shoemaker On Ferdinand

DOG COMMENTARY:    This day at the 112th Running of the Kentucky Derby belonged to trainer D Wayne Lukas….a three year-old named Ferdinand….and a man known by many as The Shoe….as legendary jockey Willie Shoemaker won his last of his 11 Triple Crown race victories. William Lee “Bill” Shoemaker was an American thoroughbred jockey….who for 29 years held the world record…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ABC Special – A Look Inside D Wayne Lucas Training – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY:    D Wayne Lukas is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee…..who holds the record for the most Triple Crown race wins with fourteen….while having won twenty Breeders’ Cup races….and received five Eclipse Awards for his accomplishments….while his horses have won 25 year-end Eclipse Awards.    Lukas grew up with an interest in horses after being born and raised…

Olympics – 1972 – Munich Games – Assassination Of 11 Israeli Athletes By Palestinian Terrorists

DOG COMMENTARY:    The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, at which eleven Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September.        Shortly after the crisis began, they demanded 234 prisoners jailed in Israel and the German-held founders of the Red Army Faction(Andreas Baader and Ulrike…

Special – 1961 To 1986 – ABCs Wide World Of Sports 25th Anniversary – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY:    ABC’s Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998….when it appeared primarily on Saturday afternoons…..and was hosted by the “elegant and eloquent” voice of Jim McKay until 1987….after which a succession of co-hosts began to appear….but the title continued to be…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Time Trials – The Last Hour – Larry Rice & Paul Hawkey

DOG COMMENTARY:    The last hour of qualifying for the Indy 500 each year is a pressure packed situation each and every year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway…..and Bump Day, Sunday, May 21 1978 was no different only moreso….as tje car of Jim Hurtubise drew controversy on this particular day….as the final day of time trials…