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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 over a fast track in a final time of 1:55-4/5….in front of a reported total attendance of 87,945….which is the second highest on the list of American thoroughbred racing top attended events for North America in 1987. 

This video excerpt from the day’s coverage by ABC Sports is hosted by the always eloquent and elegant Jim McKay….who introduces the Baltimore Colts Marching Band as they play the traditional song Maryland My Maryland…..as the field of horses running pass from the paddock to the track and in front of the main grandstand in the order that the field will enter the game….including Bet Twice, Harriman, Phantom Jet, No More Flowers, Lookingforthebigone, Alysheba, Avies Copy, Gulch and Cryptoclearance.

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