Written by Kentucky native son and sportswriter Bill Doolittle, "The Kentucky Derby: Run for the Roses!" celebrates the rich tradition of Kentucky horse farms; the festive, fun-filled days leading up to the race itself; the legends and the heroes; the memorable moments and the thrilling head-to-head rivalries that have punctuated 125 years of the Kentucky Derby.This is "The Kentucky Derby: Run for the Roses!" The rich tradition, the lavish spectacle, and the unforgettable moments. Illustrated with over 180 archival and contemporary photographs, memorabilia, masterful text, and the personal reflections of the many men and women who have made the Kentucky Derby the greatest horse race in the world. With a foreword by the quintessential observer of American life, Walter Cronkite, "The Kentucky Derby" is the most captivating and lavish book ever produced about "the most exciting two minutes in sports."
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[Note: This book was provided free of charge by Carpe Diem Books in exchange for an honest review.]Those of us who are not likely ever to be fortunate enough to be invited to Churchill Downs for any o...