The start and finish of the 1958 Belmont Stakes. A crowd at the stands. Horses at the start line. People stand on stairs to watch the race. The horses start running. Horses TimTam and Cavan run very close, at first, but Cavan establishes a clear lead in the final stretch and wins the race.
Middleground wins Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Thoroughbred racing horses arrive for Derby race. The race starts. Jockeys ride horses. Horses run on racing course. Spectators watch the race through binoculars. Middleground, American thoroughbred race horse wins Belmont Stakes from Hill Prince.
In Belmont Park, Elmont, New York, a large crowd is on hand to watch the running of the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel in Racing's Triple Crown. Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie Eisenhower arrive with other persons. Horses race on track. Former President Eisenhower laughs with a man. Race horse Sherluck wins Belmont Stakes race defeating favorite Carry Back. Long shot Sherluck paid out $132.10 for a two dollar wager -- the biggest payout in the history of the Belmont Stakes.
Wiley Post on arrival at Floyd Bennett field in New York, after flying around the world in 8 days. People take dinner at dining table to celebrate the setting of a new record in aviation. Crowd stands around the aircraft after arrival. Motorcade of Wiley Post in New York City. People welcome him with ticker tape parade in New York. Mayor of New York city, John Patrick O'Brien presents him with Medal of Valor. Next segment covers pilot Colonel Roscoe Turner who sets a new record of 10 hours and 5 minutes flying coast to coast from New York to Los Angeles. His Wedell-Williams Model 44 (WW-44) aircraft is seen landing and Roscoe Turner smiles broadly for the camera. He won the Bendix Trophy. From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Review of the 1958 baseball season. Clip opens with Ebbets Field in Brooklyn and Polo Grounds in New York sitting empty after the Dodgers and Giants left for the West Coast. The teams are welcomed by parades and thousands of cheering fans in Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively. The season ends with the Milwaukee Braves and New York Yankees in the World Series for the second straight year. In game 7 at County Stadium in Milwaukee, Bill Skowron hits a home run to give the Yankees a 6-2 lead. Mickey Mantle catches the final out in center field as the Yankees clinch the game and series and celebrate as they run to the dugout.
At the end of the harness racing season in Yonkers Raceway, a moving car carries mobile starting gate with harness racers aligned across the track behind it. The gate folds up and the starter car speeds away allowing the race to get underway. Spectators in the stands are seen dressed warmly on this cold, damp December day. The horses, and drivers in sulkies,race around the water-covered track. Narrator comments that horses were meant to run, not swim.