ABC Evening News for Friday, May 05, 1978
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(Studio) Jockey Steve Cauthen's presence in Kentucky to ride in Saturday's Kentucky Derby horse race and non-alcoholic drink concocted and named in his honor reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Walton, Kentucky) Changes in Steve Cauthen's life on becoming racing's most successful jockey described. Films shown. His lifestyle in Walton, Kentucky, as detailed by classmates from high school reported [Classmate Todd STEPHENSON - says Cauthen would do nothing but practice for racing.] Lifestyle of Cauthen's high school classmates described; their dedication of yearbook to Cauthen mentioned. [CAUTHEN - did all normal teenage stuff until he was 16 and it was fun, but doesn't even compare with what he has now and what he likes. Notes he gets paid for doing something he enjoys.] [Father, Tex CAUTHEN - notes son has done what other great jockeys have done and in shorter period of time; has seen no jockey he thought better than Steve. Talks about son's having given up things from his teenage years and gains he made from it.] [CAUTHEN - meets many interesting people, like Bruce Jenner and Kirk Douglas. Is happy with life he leads.] Cauthen's upcoming ride in Kentucky Derby in Louisville mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
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