First run in 1875, the Kentucky Derby remains one of the world’s most unique sporting events – a spectacular horse race and beautiful slice of Americana. Derby Tradition runs deep and it captures the romance of springtime by unfolding on the same day every year – the "first Saturday in May" at Churchill Downs.Yet it is also a one-of-a-kind championship horse race, a thrilling test of speed and stamina in which just one sleek and brave thoroughbred horse will write its name into history.
Written by Louisville author and sportswriter and noted Derby historian Bill Doolittle, and magnificently illustrated by thoroughbred racing’s top photographers, this hardbound and soon-to-be collectible first edition coffeetable book also features new Digimarc Discover technology that links readers with archival video and additional information about this legendary sporting event.
This Derby book has it all - rivalries and romance, heroes and history, fashion and fun. From the inaugural winner Aristides to its most recently crowned Triple Crown champion, American Pharoah and nearly everything in between (including a wonderful segment on Secretariat) this narrative keepsake is racing story-telling at its finest and filled with engaging anecdotes and informative sidebars providing the full spectrum of the Derby experience. Measures a generous 10" x 12" with 192 pages filled with over 175 vibrant color and archival images.
As an early release bonus offering, order yours now and receive it autographed by the author!