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Collection Jim Bolus Collection
Object Name Recording, Audio
Catalog Number 1985.155.0070
Title Jim Bolus interviews with George Koper, J.J. Amiel, Woody Stephens, Oscar Dishman, Laz Barrera, Hollie Hughes, Al Mancuso, and Mike Ford; and a recording of a Harlem Globetrotters game telecast.
Description Side A
First interview: sports writer George Koper shares memories of clocker Bill Cunningham and highlights of his long career.

Second interview: Audio recording of Harlem Globetrotters exhibition on ABC's Wide World of Sports, hosted by Jim McKay. Likely recorded from the telecast, not live.

Third interview: owner J.J. Amiel discusses horses Count Turf and Count Flame, memories of the Kentucky Derby, and the subsequent careers of some Derby trainers.

Audio from an unknown speech can be heard briefly, then audio from some unknown interviews. The interviewees seem to be political candidates. An unknown speaker, not Bolus, is the interviewer.

Side B
Begins with audio of an unknown press conference.

First interview (begins abruptly, taped over previous recording): trainer Woody Stephens discusses a horse he is training. They discuss Triple Crown trainers who have subsequently lost their jobs (including Bill Turner, trainer of Seattle Slew). Stephens shares stories about how some Derby-winning horses got their names.

Second interview: trainer Oscar Dishman discusses his horse, Silver Series, his readiness to race against Seattle Slew, and strategy for the upcoming year.

Third interview (begins abruptly): trainer Laz Barrera discusses a horse he is currently training, his strategy for the upcoming season, and prospects for the Kentucky Derby. Barrera discusses other horses he is training, and the possibility of other horses running in the Derby.

Fourth interview (begins abruptly): trainer Hollie Hughes shares the origins of some past Derby horse names, including George Smith and Star Hawk, and discusses controversy surrounding the results of the 1916 Derby in which they competed.

Fifth interview: trainer Al Mancuso shares memories of working with Henry Forrest, trainer of 1966 Derby and Preakness winner Kauai King. They discuss owner Mike Ford's decision to run Kauai King in the 1966 Belmont Stakes, against Forrest's advice.

Sixth interview: owner Mike Ford confirms the origins of Kauai King's name, and discusses the horse's stud career since retirement from racing. He disputes Mancuso's assertions about Henry Forrest and the 1966 Belmont. Bolus shares his research about the subsequent careers of past Derby winners.

Number of Items Audiocassette
People Koper, George
Amiel, J.J
Stephens, Woody
Dishman, Oscar
Barrera, Laz
Hughes, Hollie
Mancuso, Al
Ford, Mike
McKay, Jim
Turner, Bill
Subjects Bill Cunningham
the Harlem Globetrotters
Silver Series
Seattle Slew
names of Derby-winning horses
George Smith
Star Hawk
1916 Kentucky Derby
Henry Forrest
Kauai King
Mike Ford
1966 Kentucky Derby
1966 Preakness Stakes
1966 Belmont Stakes
Al Mancuso