ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 25, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(NYC) Concern over econs.' role in horse racing, especially triple crown tradition, examined; films shown. Kentucky Derby winner Spend A Buck's absence from Preakness cited as example [Garden State Park chairperson Robert BRENNAN - thinks triple crown has place in racing.] [Thoroughbred Racing Association spokesperson J.B. FAULCONER - notes before Garden State race, triple crown was run for tradition, not money; explains.] [New York Racing Association spokesperson Leonard HALE - thinks horse racing is more business than sport now.] [FANS - debate issue.] [BRENNAN - notes Spend A Buck can possibly win more in 1 race Monday than Secretariat did in entire career.] [FAULCONER - comments.] [Tank's Prospect assistant trainer Jeff LUKAS - doesn't fear for triple crown's future.]
REPORTER: Jack Whitaker
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