Horse Racing – 1987 – Al Michaels + Dave Johnson Review A Rough Derby & Peview The Preakness Field

ABC’s Al Michaels and Dave Johnson, the broadcast crew calling the 1987 Preakness Stakes….provide a video replay of the 1987 Kentucky Derby….while making their points on how it was the “roughest Derby ever run”…..then they shift their focus to providing a good personal profile and highlights of each horse that was running in this 1987…

Horse Racing – 1978 – Special – The Year At The Tracks – Featuring Affirmed Vs Alydar Rivalry

This video features three legends in sports….sportscaster Curt Gowdy….who provides the viewer with highlights of the year 1978 in horse racing….which featured the young legendary jockey Steve Cauthen riding the legendary horse Affirmed to a Triple Crown victory.  Affirmed (February 21, 1975 – January 12, 2001) was an AmericanThoroughbred racehorse….who was the eleventh winner of the United States Triple Crown of…

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 – Jim McKay Introduces Horses In 112th Preakness Stakes As Enter Starting Gates

The 1987 Preakness Stakes was the 112th running of the Triple Crown thoroughbred horse race….which took place on May 16, 1987….and was televised in the United States on the ABC television network….featuring legendary host commentator Jim McKay….in a race that was won by Alysheba….who was jockeyed by Chris McCarron…..after winning the race by a half length over runner-up Bet Twice.  The race was run…

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 – 1941 – Highlights Of Triple Crown Winner Whirlaway – Ridden By Eddie Arcaro

Whirlaway (April 2, 1938 – April 6, 1953) was an American champion thoroughbred racehorse. The chestnut horse was sired by English Derby winner Blenheim….which was out of the broodmare Dustwhirl….and was bred at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky….while being trained by Ben A. Jones and ridden by Eddie Arcaro,…as Whirlaway won the U.S. Triple Crown in 1941….as seen in this video herewith.  Whirlaway was widely known as “Mr. Longtail”…

Horse Racing – 1977 – Special – The Story Of Seattle Slew – An Incredible One – With Brent Musburger

Seattle Slew (February 15, 1974 – May 7, 2002) was an American Thoroughbred race horse who won the Triple Crown in 1977….while becoming the tenth of thirteen horses to accomplish the feat….and  is one of two horses to have won the Triple Crown while having been undefeated in any previous race….as the second was Justify….who won the Triple Crown in 2018….and was a descendant…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Intro To The Preakness – Al Michaels + Dave Johnson Set The Field

ABC Sports was at the head of the pack when it came to live television sports coverage throughout the decade of the 1980’s…..with executive director Roone Arledge at the helm….as Roone had a stable of legendary sportscaster on staff….with the likes Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, Al Michaels, Jim Lampley, Chris Schenkel, Howard Cosell, Al Trautwig,…

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…