L E’s Stories – “The Triple Crown Rivalry Unlike Any Other” – Our Salute To Affirmed Vs Alydar

The year 1978 produced many great moments at Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th St. in downtown Austin….as many outstanding sporting events created famous heroes…..from Jack Nicklaus winning the British Open…..to the Washington Bullets defeating the Seattle Sonics 4 – 3 to win the NBA Title…..to “love birds” Jimmy Connors and Chrissie Evert winning…

L E’s Stories – Alysheba: “Two Out Of Three Triple Crown Wins Ain’t Bad” – In Honor Of Pamela & Dorothy Scharbauer

Alysheba (March 3, 1984 – March 27, 2009) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won two legs of the Triple Crown in 1987….plus, a successful sire….who produced 11 stakes winners….as a bay colt was sired by Alydar out of the mare Bel Sheba, by Lt. Stevens….as he was bred by Preston Madden at Hamburg Place Farm in Lexington, Kentucky….and was sold as a yearling to Dorothy and Pam Scharbauer…

Music – 1986 – Stephen Foster Singers – My Old Kentucky Home – At The 112th Running Kentucky Derby

Folks in America who grow up South of the Mason- Dixon line…..actually grow up being well-exposed to the music of Stephen Foster….who is known as “the father of American music”….and was an American songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music….as he wrote more than 200 songs including “Oh! Susanna”, “Hard Times Come Again No More”,…

Music – 1987 – Sing Along Song – My Old Kentucky Home – Sang At 113th Running Of The Kentucky Derby

The 1987 Kentucky Derby was the 113th running of the Kentucky Derby….as the race took place on May 2, 1987…..with 130,532 people in attendance,,,,,and carried in its entirety by ABC Sports….in a race that was won by Alysheba with jocky Chris McCarron in the saddle in a time of 2:03.40….while Bet Twice came in 2nd (Place position)….as Avies Copy placed 3rd (Show…

Specials – 1978 – Indy 500 Time Trial Rain Delays + Replay Steve Cauthen On Affirmed Preakness Win

This 1978 episode of ABC’s Wide World of Sports focuses on the 1978 Indy 500 time trials with ABC’s Chris Economacki interviewing several drivers regarding the rain delay that has put back qualifying for the big race at least for the day…..as well as a Howard Cosell and Eddie Arcaro interview of jockey Steve Cauthen….who had…