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Collection Jim Bolus Collection
Object Name Recording, Audio
Catalog Number 1985.155.0083
Title Jim Bolus interviews with Al Popara, Jorge Velazquez, Laz Barrera, Mickey Solomone.
Description Side A

Jim Bolus speaks with jockey Al Popara, 9/14/76. He discusses the 1953 Kentucky Derby, and whether or not his horse "bumped" favorite Native Dancer. He discusses other notable races in his career, and shares his thoughts on the Triple Crown races' effect on horses' health.

Bolus speaks briefly with jockey Jorge Velazquez, rider of Alydar. They discuss problems Alydar faced during the recent 1978 Kentucky Derby and possible reasons for his loss to Affirmed.

Bolus next speaks with Laz Barrera, trainer of Affirmed, winner of the 1978 Kentucky Derby. They analyze Affirmed's race performance in the Derby.

Bolus next speaks with an unidentified jockey. He will miss riding in upcoming races due to fractured vertebrae. He shares his opinion that the best horse does not always necessarily win the Kentcky Derby. He has ridden Affirmed several times and describes his racing style.

Side B

Bolus first speaks very briefly to jockey Angel Cordero. In next segment he speaks to jockey Mickey Solomone, rider of Sensitive Prince in the 1978 Kentucky Derby. They discuss the horse's merits and how he compares to other competitors, particularly favorites Affirmed and Alydar.

The next segment is a press conference with Laz Barrera, trainer of Affirmed. He makes predictions for the upcoming Kentucky Derby, and compares Affirmed to baseball player Joe DiMaggio. He discusses jockeys who have ridden Affirmed and shares how Steve Cauthen came to be the horse's rider. He also analyzes Affirmed's loss to Alydar in the recent Champagne Stakes.

Bolus next speaks with an unidentified man. They discuss rumors about whether or not Sensitive Prince will run in the upcoming Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland. They also discuss expectations for the 1978 Kentucky Derby. The gentleman seems to be the owner of a horse, and resides in Texas.
Number of Items Audiocassette
People Bolus, Jim
Popara, Al
Velazquez, Jorge
Barrera, Laz
Cordero, Angel
Solomone, Mickey
Steve Cauthen
Subjects 1953 Kentucky Derby
Native Dancer
1978 Kentucky Derby
1964 Kentucky Derby
Dandy K
Sensitive Prince
1978 Bluegrass Stakes
Texas horse racing