Horse Racing – 1988 – Special – Daughter Of Secretariat Tragic Death – Story of Sacs Golden Summer

The daughter of legendary race horse Secretariat….who was probably the greatest thoroughbred race horse to ever grace a racetrack….was a 1st generation filly named Sacs Golden Summer from the incredible blood line of Big Red….who had tremendous value “if she couldn’t beat a fat man racing”….was found dead in her stable on a sad day in 1988….which goes…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Kentucky Derby Trophy Presentation – Winner Ferdinand With Bill Shoemaker

Ferdinand (March 12, 1983 – 2002) was a Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1986 Kentucky Derby and 1987 Breeders’ Cup Classic. He was voted the 1987 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. He entered stud in 1989 and was later sold to a breeding farm in Japan in 1994. At the age of 19, Bill Shoemaker was making so much money….as much as $2,500 each…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Kentucky Derby Special – Dave Johnson + Al Michaels On The Horses In The Field

DOG ASIDE: This ABC production of the 1987 Kentucky Derby features Al Michaels and Dave Johnson at the mikes….and since we have tons of Al Michael footage here at ImaSportsphile…..we’ll take this opportunity to focus some light on Dave Johnson. As an American announcer and sportscaster….Dave Johnson is best known for his work in horse racing with ABC and NBC  Sports….and…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Charlsie Cantey Interviews Derby Favorite Demons Begone Trainer Phil Hauswald

DOG ASIDE: Phil Hauswald grew up 15 minutes away from Churchill Downs with a passion for horses….and a reverence for the Kentucky Derby….for even when he was a grade-school he told people that his ambition was to become a horse trainer….which is a gola that he achieved when he was 28 years old….and in 1987,…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker Interviews Demons Begone Jockey Pat Day After Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE:  Going into the 113th Running of the Kentucky Derby…..Demons Begone was the odds-on favorite to win….whose profuse bleeding during the race resulted in him being pulled up on the backstretch by Jockey Pat Day….seen in this video herewith….which brings to mind just how fragile these large fast creatures are….and the thoroughbred just loves to…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Kentucky Derby Interviews Of Snow Chief Trainer Mel Stute + Jockey Alex Soliz

DOG ASIDE: In this video seen herewith, ABC’s Charlsie Cantey interviews Snow Chief’s Trainer Mel Stute….which is followed by Jack Whitaker’s interview with Snow Chief Jockey Alex Solis prior to the 1986 Kentucky Derby.   Melvin Frederick “Mel” Stute (born August 8, 1927) is an American trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses…. who on December 11, 2010 at Hollywood Park Racetrack won the 2000th race of a career….which includes a…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – The Eloquence & Elegance Of Jim McKay Welcomes World To Derby Day

DOG ASIDE: As far as we are concerned here at ImaSportsphile…..when it comes to welcoming entire living rooms’ full of people to a live sporting event on television…..there was NOBODY that compared to ABC Sports Jim McKay…..as we consider him to be the most elegant and eloquent host of any sporting event to ever grace…

Horse Racing – 1969 – Highlights – Triple Crown Races – Featuring Majestic Prince + Arts & Letters

DOG ASIDE: The 1969 Derby had a very strong field that deterred entries, and as such, only eight horses went to the starting gate. Majestic Prince was the betting favorite….followed by Top Knight…who was winner of the 1968 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Two-Year-Old Male Horse…..and third was the highly regarded Claiborne Farm colt Dike….along with Paul Mellon’s Arts and Letters was…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Greg Gumbel + Sharon Smith On Controversy Of Lasix Not Being Allowed At Derby

DOG ASIDE   This video features ESPN’s Greg Gumbel and Sharon Smith reporting on the use of the drub Lasix in horse racing….and how its use is not allowed at the 1986 Kentucky Derby.  Furosemide, sold under the brand name Lasix, is a medication used to treat fluid build-up due to heart failure, liver scarring, or kidney disease….which is also used for the treatment of high blood…