9781584798095

The Kentucky Derby

  • ISBN 13:

    9781584798095

  • ISBN 10:

    1584798092

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/01/2010
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

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 Derbyoffers 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 Derbycaptures the pageantry and the passion of this great American race.

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