About The Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing Collection This collection came about during the years of operation at Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place, at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas from 1975 through 1991…..which except for the video content (139 videos), all came about as a result of the kindness of Dwight Berube….who was the brother of Bone Daddy’s good friend, Dean Berube, that worked for the Harry M. Stevens company….as manager of their concession stands, food operations (restaurants and bars) along with their souvenir stands at both Churchill Downs (home of Kentucky Derby) and Shea Stadium (home of NY Mets MLB Team) during the decade of the 1980’s. Harry M. Stevens was called during his lifetime the “world’s greatest sporting caterer” and “the man who parlayed a bag of peanuts into a million dollars”…..who was “a true pioneer in the field of gastronomy”…..as he is credited with the distinct honor of having created the ballpark hot dog.
In April 1983, Dwight Berube, called his brother Dean to inform him that he had a single ticket to the 109th running of the Kentucky Derby…..while knowing that his friend owned a sports bar…..as he asked Dean if I might want to use the ticket…..which I did….so, I attended the 1983 Kentucky Derby and its surrounding festivities on the weekend of Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th….when jockey Eddie Delahoussaye rode Sunny’s Halo to victory in the 1983 Run for the Roses….as it was an experience of a lifetime. The Kentucky Derby is truly “the greatest two minutes in sports.” SALES PRICE FOR MY ENTIRE KENTUCKY DERBY AND HORSE RACING MEMORABILIA AND VIDEO CONTENT COLLECTION IS $15,000 (USD) Video Content Includes 139+/- Videos Predominately Viewed Here At ImaSportsphile
My entire horse racing memorabilia as follows: 109th Running of the Kentucky Derby (1983) Souvenir Collection
Official Kentucky Derby Glass Collection:
Horse Racing Souvenir Collection:
111th Running of the Kentucky Derby (1985) Souvenir Collection: