The Kentucky Derby

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The Kentucky Derby

How the Run for the Roses Became America's Premier Sporting Event

By James C. Nicholson; Chris McCarron (Foreword by)

University Press of Kentucky, Hardcover, 9780813135762, 274pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2012

For more than 130 years, spectators have been fascinated by the magnificent horses that run the Louisville track. Thoroughbreds such as Secretariat and Barbaro have earned instant international fame, along with jockeys such as Isaac Murphy, Ron Turcotte, and Calvin Borel. This title calls this great tradition to post and illuminates its history and culture.

About the Author
James C. Nicholson is the author of "Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry."