NBC Evening News for Friday, May 05, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Louisville, Kentucky) Report is look at horses in Saturday's Derby. Horses include: Alydar, owned by Mr and Mrs. Gene Markey of Calumet Farm, trained by John Veitch and ridden by jockey Jorge Velasquez; Believe It, winner of Wood Memorial; Sensitive Prince, undefeated and untested; and Affirmed, to be ridden by Jockey Steve Cauthen. Origin of Alydar's name, from Aly Khan, noted. [Alydar trainer John VEITCH - talks about Alydar's breeding.] [Alydar jockey VELASQUEZ - talks of horse's personality.] Alydar's winning of Blue Grass Stakes recently mentioned. [Affirmed jockey CAUTHEN - describes horse.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap (WAVE-TV newstape, Louisville)