ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 16, 1987
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Kentucky Derby winner Alysheba, ridden by Chris McCarron, reported winning Preakness today; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of announcer Dave JOHNSON -calls race.] Affirmed's 1978 Triple Crown victory recalled. Seattle-Los Angeles basketball game detailed; scenes shown courtesy CBS Sports. Indiv. players named, performances described.
(Indianapolis, IN: Jim Lampley) Record number accidents in Indianapolis 500 qualifying trials examined; details given, scenes shown. Poncho Carter's accident cited as example, shown. [Shearson team manager Dennis SWAN - cites combination of factors causing situation.] Jim Crawford's crash mentioned, shown. [Bobby UNSER, Mario ANDRETTI - note role of drivers' inexperience in accidents.] [Sam POSEY, driver Rick MEARS - agree.] [ANDRETTI - comments.] 1982 death of Gordon Smiley recalled. [Al UNSER, Junior - notes lasting effect of hospitalization on drivers.]
(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Safety of Indy 500 as compared to qualifying races noted.