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Sports: Preakness, Pro Basketball, Horse Racing Tech. #115732

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 21, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Winning of Preakness horse race by Risen Star, ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, reported; scenes shown. NBA basketball play-off games reported; scenes shown from CBS Sports of Los Angeles Lakers-UT Jazz game. Los Angeles Clippers reported winning first pick in NBA draft; Danny Manning said likely first pick. Report introduced.

(Solvang, California: Bill O'Reilly) Use of modern technology at ranch near Santa Barbara in effort to predict and improve abilities of thoroughbred race horses featured; scenes shown. [Westerly Training Center owner Dick STURGIS - talks about horses.] Program to evaluate and train horses detailed; scenes shown. [Head trainer John FULTON - explains use of heart rate monitor.] [Head veterinarian Dr. K. HARVEY-FULTON - discusses high rate of lameness.] Use of diagnostic device (thermograph) to study inflammation explained. [HARVEY-FULTON - discusses traditional practice of manually feeling for heat in horse's legs.] [FULTON - discusses "heart" and injuries.] [Trainer Woody STEPHENS - expresses skepticism.] Ranch's pupil Sylvan Express shown winning race.

(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Risen Star's win mentioned.

Gandolf, Ray;
O'Reilly, Bill;
Serafin, Barry

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