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Sports: Auto Races / Rambling Willie #71795

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 24, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Bobby Unser's win of Indianapolis 500 auto race today reported Performances of Mariof Andretti and others, include Danny Ongais, noted. Donny Allison's collision with Dick Brooks in Charlotte 600 stock car race, won by Bobby Allison, noted; films shown, courtesy CBS Sports. American Booksellers Association convention in Atlanta, Georgia, with appearances by Gay Talese, Arthur Ashe, Julius Fast, noted also include race horse Rambling Willie. Rambling Willie's career, include book about him, "The Horse that God Loved", examined; scenes from recent race at Liberty Bell racetrack shown. Circumstances under which Bob Farrington purchased Rambling Willie recalled. [Vivian FARRINGTON - recalls initial ambitions for her horse.] Farrington noted tithing her winnings to father's church; details given. [Reverend C.L. HARRIS - recalls concern about daughter's involvement with horse racing.] The horse's unexpected performances described. [Co-author Don EVANS - notes ability to empathize with Rambling Willie. ] Honors given the horse noted. [FAREINGTON, co-author Phil PIKELNY - praise horse.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Donaldson, Sam;
Schaap, Dick

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