Kentucky Derby is a visual journey chronicling the cast and characters of the 133rd renewal of the Run for the Roses set amidst the nostalgic backdrop of landmark Derbies preceding it. Written by John Asher, Churchill Downs own resident historian, this lavishly illustrated collectible book is filled with 96 pages of vibrant full color photography and vintage archival images heralding the evolution of this premier racing celebration. It’s all here, from the infield throng to the finish line – the mint juleps and the memories that make this annual rite of spring an iconic American spectacle. The Kentucky Derby has witnessed many special and unforgettable moments since its first running in 1875, but few Derbies have conjured the magic that was displayed beneath the venerable Twin Spires during the 2007 commemoration of one of the world s grandest sporting and social traditions. A retired businessman turned horseman, a one-time rodeo bull rider who turned to a safer pursuit of training
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