CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 05, 1979
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(Studio) Spectacular Bid win in Kentucky Derby, ridden by Ronnie Franklin, reported Race shown. Dave Johnson calls race. Citation's winning of Triple Crown in 1948 recalled. Crown said won by 3 horses in last six years
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Lexington, Kentucky) Secretariat filly shown and value mentioned. ["Blood-Horse" magazine editor Kent HOLLINGSWORTH - says it has become more difficult statistically to win the Triple Crown.] Horse auction shown. Value of Triple Crown winner as stud horse noted. Bold Ruler breed lines cited. Spectacular Bid's descent from Bold Ruler cited. ["The Daily Racing Form" Joseph HIRSCH - says descent from Bold Ruler does not guarantee greatness.] Improved breeding and techniques and improved feed said to produce better horses. [Claibourne Farm President Seth HANCOCK - describes protein level of feed now used.] [Thoroughbred Breeders of Kentucky spokesperson Henry WHITE - says reason for triple Crown being won is largely luck.] [Claibourne Farm General Mgr. John SOSBY - comments on luck.] Spectacular Bid's chances for Triple Crown assessed.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser
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