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Collection Jim Bolus Collection
Object Name Recording, Audio
Catalog Number 1985.155.0082
Title Jim Bolus interviews with Leonard Fruchtman, Camille Cestare, Laz Barrera, and John Veitch
Description Side A:

Bolus first speaks to Leonard Fruchtman, owner of 1960 Preakness Stakes winner Bally Ache. They discuss the possiblity that Venetian Way, who beat Bally Ache in the Kentucky Derby, may have been given performance enhancing drugs.

Bolus next speaks to Camille Cestare, breeder, owner and trainer of Playboy Tony, a longshot nominee for the 1978 Kentucky Derby. Cestare works nights as an X-ray tech and trains horses by day. She shares the story of borrowing money from a co-worker to purchase the mare that foaled Playboy Tony.

Bolus is next speaking to an unidentified man. They are discussing questions the ownership of Sensitive Prince, a contender in the upcoming 1978 Kentucky Derby.

Bolus speaks to Ed Leeringer, questioning him about the investigation into Sensitive Prince's ownership.

Side B:

Press conference with Laz Barrera, trainer of Affirmed, a favorite in the upcoming 1978 Kentucky Derby. Barrera discusses Affirmed's racing results to date and recent training, and expresses confidence about his prospects in the Derby.

In the next segment Jack Price, trainer of 1960 Kentucky Derby winner Carry Back, is speaking to a reporter, not Bolus. He discusses training practices at his farm, and his belief that environment is as important as pedigree to a horse's racing success.

The next segment is a press conference with Woody Stephens, trainer of Kentucky Derby contenders Believe It and Quadratic. He discusses their recent training, weather predictions for Derby day, and prospects in the race.

The next segment is a recording of the announcment of post positions for the 1978 Kentucky Derby.

The following segment is a press conference with John Veitch, trainer of Alydar. He discusses the possible impact of post positions, strategy for the race, and why he believes Alydar will beat Affirmed in the Kentucky Derby.

In the last segment, reporters are speaking with Laz Barrera again. He disputes John Veitch's predictions for the race, discusses why he believes Affirmed will win the Kentucky Derby.

Number of Items Audiocassette
People Bolus, Jim
Fruchtman, Leonard
Cestare, Camille
Cestare, Tony
Barrera, Laz
Veitch, John
Stone, Lynn
Leeringer, Ed
Price, Jack
Stephens, Woody
Subjects 1960 Preakness Stakes
1960 Kentucky Derby
Venetian Way
Bally Ache
1978 Kentucky Derby
Playboy Tony
Sensitive Prince
Affirmed
Alydar
Carry Back
1960 Kentucky Derby
Believe It
Quadratic
post positions