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Books: ‘The Kentucky Derby’, Joseph-Beth
April 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
James C. Nicholson signs The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event on April 25 at Joseph-Beth.
“Each year on the first Saturday in May, the world turns its attention to the twin spires of Churchill Downs for the high-stakes excitement of the “greatest two minutes in sports,” the Kentucky Derby. No American sporting event can claim the history, tradition, or pageantry that the Kentucky Derby holds. 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 book describes the great tradition to post and illuminates its history and culture.”