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  • [Bill Veeck at O’Leary’s #8]

    [Bill Veeck at O’Leary’s #8]

    Raw footage of Bill Veeck at O’Leary’s for Bill Veeck’s Saloon. It is mostly running commentary about a basketball game, watching TV, and several takes of Veeck discussing “peripatetic” coaches, Lou Saban, and jockeys. Continue reading

  • Robyn Smith #1

    Robyn Smith #1

    An interview with Robyn Smith, the famed jockey. As the one of the first females to race horses professionally, she touches on her jockeying career and the struggles she had encountered throughout it. Smith also discusses her passion for riding, the debate over whether it is the jockey or the horse that wins the race, and the politics and biases of the horse racing world. Continue reading

  • Robyn Smith #2

    Robyn Smith #2

    Another part of an interview with legendary jockey Robyn Smith. With more personal stories about her own life and career, she delves deeper into the sport of horse racing, discussing the reasons why she always felt she was a natural fit to be a jockey. Smith also reflects on her past and childhood, as well as her friendships with male jockeys and the complex nature of the horse racing world in general. Continue reading