Intrepid filmmaker Jeff Krulik turns his eagle eye to the past in today’s Monday Movie. He interviews Flick Nalley, who was born on the Belair Stud Farm — now Bowie, Maryland — in 1917, worked as a farmhand there and eventually managed the farm for the Woodward family. He traveled to Louisville in 1955 to see the farm’s Nashua run in the Kentucky Derby, but alas, Swaps got the better of him that day. Nashua had his revenge, though, winning both the Preakness and the Belmont and later overcoming his rival in a match race. Of course, Belair Stud had earlier acheived fame when its runner Gallant Fox won the 1930 Triple Crown, and the last five or so minutes of this vid are newsreels of his great triumph.
Aug 13 2012