L E’s Stories – “Nice Guys Finish 1st – Hats Off To Willie The Shoe” – Salute To Horse Racing Jockey Legend Bill Shoemaker

Having been born a year before Citation won the last Triple Crown of  Horse Racing (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes) before the great big red horse Secretariate won in 1978….Bone Daddy grew up in a house where the entire family….Pops, Granny Jean, Lil Wally, Bone Daddy and Runt…. were all gathered around the black and white television…

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…

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…