NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 21, 1978
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(Studio) 1st Kentucky Derby in 1875 at Churchill Downs mentioned. Tradition of Kentucky horses associated with Derby noted and challenge to Kentucky horses this yr. by one from California reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Hollywood Park, California) Racing career to date of Affirmed, horse from California, stated. Tape from Hollywood Park, in which Affirmed wins, shown. Preparations for Affirmed's running in Kentucky Derby described; his trainer mentioned. Tape from New York Racing Association shown; in it, only horse to have beaten Affirmed, Alydar, from Kentucky, wins. Is noted that oddsmakers say Alydar will be Derby favorite just because he's from Kentucky. California bettors' thoughts that this might be year for California horse to win Triple Crown noted.
REPORTER: Don Oliver