NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 01, 1979
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(Studio) Jockey Steve Cauthen's past record of winning until hitting long losing streak recalled. His win today at Santa Anita reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Los Angeles, California) Cauthen's win of Triple Crown of racing riding Affirmed in 1978 noted; film shown of Kentucky Derby, courtesy ABC Sports. Cauthen's losing streak this year, as well as Affirmed's troubles, reported Film shown. [CAUTHEN - comments.] Trainer Laz Barrera's decision to take Cauthen off Affirmed in race at Santa Anita on Sunday stated. Cauthen's decision to go with new agent, Harry Hacek, mentioned. [HACEK - names jockeys who compete here and says Cauthen didn't get off to good start.] Illness of jockey Laffit Pincay, who is scheduled to ride Affirmed on Sunday, cited as Cauthen's chance, since Barrera replaced Pincay with Cauthen in Santa Anita race today. Horse in race noted to be Father Duffy. [ANNOUNCER - calls race, which Father Duffy wins.]
REPORTER: Heidi Schulman