The Kentucky Derby: 101 Reasons to Love America's Favorite Horse Race

The Kentucky Derby: 101 Reasons to Love America's Favorite Horse Race

Long shots and closers. Secretariat, War Admiral, Citation, and Seattle Slew. The astonishing ride of Mine That Bird. The lovable spirit of Smarty Jones. Trainers and owners. A sea of spectacular hats. A classic mint julep in a silver cup. The break from the gate. Photo finishes. Holding the winning ticket. These are only a few of the things that make the Kentucky Derby the most exciting two minutes in sports.
 
The Kentucky Derby offers a compendium of the legendary horses and rich history, the personalities, and the real-life experience of Derby Day from the backstretch to the winner’s circle. With colorful anecdotes and striking photography, Sheri Seggerman and Mary Tiegreen have captured the rivalries, fanfare, and unpredictability that give the Run for the Roses its allure. The third title in a series that celebrates the nation’s most iconic sporting events, The Kentucky Derby captures the pageantry and the passion of this great American race.

Title:The Kentucky Derby: 101 Reasons to Love America's Favorite Horse Race
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781584798095
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    The Kentucky Derby: 101 Reasons to Love America's Favorite Horse Race Reviews

  • David Ward

    The Kentucky Derby: 101 Reason to Love America's Favorite Horse Race by Sheri Seggerman and Mary Tiegreen (Stewart, Tabori & Chang 2010) (798.4009). This little book is a colorful and fascinating look...

  • Wendy

    I enjoyed parts of this book. A lot of the emphasis was on the parties and festivities associated with the Derby, in which I have no interest. The only one I was interested in hearing about was the st...

  • Rachel

    A gift to me from my mother-in-law - I didn't have very high expectations, but it was wonderful! I felt like I went to the Kentucky Derby Museum and learned all sorts of interesting facts and trivia a...

  • Coleta

    Quick read, very interesting. If you love horse racing this is a must....

  • L Simmons

    Quick and fun facts about the Derby. I'm a HUGE fan, so it appealed to me....