NORTHERN DANCER WINS 1964 PREAKNESS Hill Rise and Northern Dancer battle it out yet again in the Preakness, but Northern Dancer comes in first just like he did in the Kentucky Derby. That's two out of three jewels in the triple crown of U.S. horse racing for the Canadian colt.
NORTHERN DANCER WINS 1964 KENTUCKY DERBY Hill Rise may be the favorite but it's Canadian-bred Northern Dancer who takes the lead at the Kentucky Derby. He beats Hill Rise but it's a very close race in the annual Run for the Roses.
TEAM SPIRIT WINS AINTREE GRAND NATIONAL The Aintree Grand National sees 33 horses and riders compete in the grueling 4-mile jumping race. Slow motion captures the action then the possibility of Peace Town or Purple Silk winning is snatched away by Team Spirit. PLEASE
SPECTATORS ARRIVE FOR RACE On a country road in Laconia, New Hampshire racers and onlookers head for a big motorcyle race. Nice shot of fifties cars lined up in a traffic jam, as cyclists and pedestrians move by. Crowds of spectators in fifties biker fashions walk down the road.
QUALIFYING TRIALS FOR INDIANAPOLIS 500 Racing fans gather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to watch the qualifying trials for the upcoming Indy 500 auto classic. Drivers like Jim Clark turn in times that are faster than last year's winners.
INDIANAPOLIS 500 - 1964 RACE & TRAGEDY Tragedy strikes the Indianapolis 500 with a fiery second-lap accident that involves seven cars, explosions and the deaths of Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald. Speed prevails however and A.J. Foyt wins the race.
REVIEW OF 1960 SUMMER OLYMPICS The 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy sees the U.S. taking Gold medals in diving and track events. Bob Webster and Gary Tobian taking Gold in diving while Lee Calhoun, Otis Davis, Wilma Rudolph and Don Bragg place first in track events.
EAST & WEST COAST HORSE RACING The Suburban Handicap at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack sees Kelso beaten by Iron Peg in a very close race. At a Hollywood Park race across the country South Africa's Colorado King scores his first U.S. victory by six lengths.
N.H. SEES FIRST LEGALIZED SWEEPSTAKES RACE Salem, New Hampshire holds the first legalized sweepstakes race raising 2 million for the state's educational system. "Roman Brother" makes six lucky ticket holders very happy as he comes in first.
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