Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – Dave Johnson + Al Michaels Review The Roughest Kentucky Derby Ever

This video features ABC’s Dave Johnson and Al Michaels providing analysis and review of the 1987 Kentucky Derby…..a race that Johnson calls the roughest horse race he had ever seen in his years calling thoroughbred horse races…..which involved a start that looked like a mugging in the back alley…..as sports columnists the day are the…

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 – 1987 – Charlsie Cantey Profiles Trainer Jack Van Berg Of Derby Winner Alysheba

Jack Van Berg (June 7, 1936 – December 27, 2017) was an American Hall of Fame horse trainer…. who was born into a horse racing family….as his father, Marion Van Berg was the Hall of Fame trainer too….as both father and son have been inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York. For…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Dave Johnson Goes For An Inside Look At Training Methods Of D Wayne Lukas

Just the name D. Wayne Lukas conjures up a sense of stylish accomplishment through exceptional training with elegant presentation….a talent which was reserved for the man to bring the training methods of “Triple Crown capable thoroughbreds” into view of the public’s and camera’s eye.  D Wayne Lukas (born September 2, 1935) is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall…

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 – 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…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ABCs Jim McKay – Profile Of Underrated Kentucky Derby Favorite Snow Chief

Snow Chief was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse….who was one of several winners produced by the mare Miss Snowflake…..who was conditioned by veteran California trainer Mel Stute,. Snow Chief made nine starts at age two….while winning five….including the Norfolk Stakes and the Hollywood Futurity…..whose 1985 performances earned him California Horse of the Year honors….but Tasso, the 1985 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner, was voted the Eclipse Award for American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. As a…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Kentucky Derby Special – Stephen Foster Singers Singing My Old Kentucky Home

“My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night!“ is an anti-slavery ballad written by Stephen Foster in and around 1852….and was published in January 1853 by Firth, Pond, & Co. of New York.  Foster was said to have been inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin….with imagery witnessed on his visits to the Bardstown, Kentucky farm called Federal Hill.  In Foster’s sketchbook, the song was originally entitled…