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Collection Jim Bolus Collection
Object Name Recording, Audio
Catalog Number 1985.155.0087
Title Jim Bolus interviews with Smiley Adams, Ron Greene, Laffit Pincay, Gordon Campbell, John Sullivan, Jack Van Berg, and Laz Barrera.
Description Side A:

The first segment is a group interview with Smiley Adams, trainer of Lot O' Gold. Adams discusses his horse's racing schdule in preparation for the 1979 Kentucky Derby, recent successes, and who will ride him in the Derby. Smiley compares his horse unfavorably with Seattle Slew. He discusses other potential Derby contenders including Flying Paster and Spectacular Bid. In particular they discuss the hype around the favorite, Spectacular Bid, created by his trainer Bud Delp.

Bolus next speaks with Ron Greene, the head basketball coach at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. They discuss Greene's plans to renovate an older dorm for use by the basketball team, and the controversy this has created on campus.

The next segment is a group interview at Hollywood Park Racetrack with jockey Laffit Pincay. He discusses his horse, Shamgo, and his prospects for the upcoming Hollywood Derby. Pincay compares Shamgo with his sire, Sham, who Pincay also rode.

The next segment is a group interview at Hollywood Park Racetrack with Gordon Campbell, trainer of Flying Paster. Campbell discusses Flying Paster's best qualities and his concerns for upcoming races. He shares his thoughts on Spectacular Bid and says he is looking forward to their upcoming race. He talks about Flying Paster's habits and personality, and discusses his decision about a jockey for the horse. Gordon also weighs in on the hype around Spectacular Bid and shares his background in the horse racing industry.

Side B:

The group interview with trainer Gordon Campbell continues. He discusses Bud Delp, trainer of Spectacular Bid, who has hyped his horse's ability. He also describes Flying Paster's recent workouts and how the horse has responded to them.

The next segment begins abruptly. A group of reporters are speaking to John Sullivan, trainer of Shamgo. He recounts recent race results and shares his expectations for the upcoming Hollywood Derby. He discusses his impressions of the competition, his decision about the horse's jockey, and his hopes of getting Shamgo into the Kentucky Derby.

Bolus next speaks to trainer Jack Van Berg. He discusses his horse's prospects for the upcoming Hollywood Derby. Van Berg will make a decision about entering the horse in the 1979 Kentucky Derby based on how he finishes in the Hollywood Derby.

Bolus next speaks to trainer Laz Barrera. (The audio is distorted at the beginning of this segment, making it difficult to understand.) Barrera discusses his health and his recent open heart surgery. He explains the assistance he has received with training his horses during recovery. He shares his thoughts on Spectacular Bid and Flying Paster in comparison to Affirmed and Alydar, and discusses some of his horses' prospects for the 1979 racing season. He also discusses the current activities of jockeys Steve Cauthen and Laffit Pincay.
Number of Items Audiocassette
People Adams, Smiley
Greene, Ron
Pincay, Laffit
Campbell, Gordon
Sullivan, John
Van Berg, Jack
Barrera, Laz
Delp, Bud
Stuart Bivin
Sandoval, Jesus "Chewie"
Barrera, Larry
Barrera, Willy
Ortiz, Pablo
Mardi, Pedro
Cauthen, Steve
Pincay, Laffit
Subjects Keeneland Racecourse
1979 Bluegrass Stakes
1979 Kentucky Derby
Lot O' Gold
Spectacular Bid
Flying Paster
Hollywood Park Racetrack
Murray State University dormitories
Hart Hall
Clark Hall
Murray State University basketball
1979 Hollywood Derby
General Assembly
Bold Forbes