25 YEARS OF SPORTS (1943-1967)
You'll share some of the most exciting sporting events ever recorded and for horse racing fans that includes:
1948: 43,000 spectators showed up at Belmont Park to cheer the 1-5 favorite, CITATION and rider, EDDIE ARCARO, in the Belmont Stakes against seven other Thoroughbreds - in the home stretch CITATION is mighty impressive...what a winning stride as he opens up to a six-length victory becoming the eighth Triple Crown winner!
1955: NASHUA #1, SWAPS #2...in the race of the year. NASHUA with EDDIE ARCARO giving him the whip breaks fast from his rail position with SWAPS...WILLIE SHOEMAKER up hard on his heels. This is a match race; $100,000 winner take all...East vs. West...NASHUA, the Belair Beauty vs. the wonder horse from California, SWAPS ...who beat him in the Kentucky Derby. Here in Washington Park outside of Chicago. They can settle old scores and new ones. The winner will be named top three-year-old and Horse-of-the-Year. All eyes are on NASHUA and the veteran, EDDIE ARCARO, opening up the gap and going on to victory by 6-1/2 lengths...it's all NASHUA gaining sweet revenge for his defeat by SWAPS at Churchill Downs. The California colt was favored to win but it's the pride of the East who brings home the bacon - $100,000 - NASHUA...1955 Horse-of-the-Year!
1959: See one of the most spirited home stretch battles in the annals of the Kentucky Derby as TOMY LEE wins by a nose over SWORD DANCER in a photo finish.
1962: See highlights of the 1962 Triple Crown races - DECIDELY in the Kentucky Derby, a duel between GREEK MONEY and RIDAN in the Preakness, and another thriller in the Belmont as ADMIRAL's VOYAGE and JAIPUR battle head-to-head down to the wire.
1964: Watch five-time Horse-of-the-Year, seven-year-old KELSO in a rare stall scene...he proves his worth without a doubt in the 1964 Washington International as he outruns GUN BOW to the wire and sets a new 1-1/2 mile American record.
Enjoy a walk down memory lane during the golden age of horse racing.
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