Co-Hosts Surprise Regis Philbin with a Horse for His Birthday
Media personality Regis Philbin has been working in television in some aspect since the 1960s. On Aug. 19, after a two-year break, Philbin returned to TV as one of the co-hosts of “Crowd Goes Wild!”, on the fledgling Fox Sports 1 network.
Philbin had no idea that his co-hosts on the show were going to surprise him with a very special gift for his upcoming birthday – a 2-year-old Standardbred colt named Regis The Horse.
The cast and crew of “Crowd Goes Wild” showed footage of Regis The Horse in training and breaking his maiden in his career debut at Harrington Raceway. Philbin will actually co-own the colt with trainer George Teague Jr.
According to the USTA News, the planned surprise was months in the making. Show producer Vin Rubino contacted officials with the U.S. Trotting Association and discussed his idea of acquiring a horse for Philbin for his birthday. Rubino then met with Harrington Raceway and USTA officials, in addition to trainer Teague, in late May to put the plan in motion.
Read more at USTrotting.com