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    • The Kentucky Derby

    • How the Run for the Roses Became America's Premier Sporting Event
    • By: James C. Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Gregg A. Rizzo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Never Say Die

    • A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry
    • By: James Nicholson
    • Narrated by: John Chester
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A quarter of a million people braved miserable conditions at Epsom Downs on June 2, 1954, to see the 175th running of the prestigious Derby Stakes. Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Winston Churchill were in attendance, along with thousands of Britons who were all convinced of the unfailing superiority of English bloodstock and eager to see a British colt take the victory. They were shocked when a Kentucky-born chestnut named Never Say Die galloped to a two-length triumph at odds of 33-1.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The race is pronounced DAHR-bee!

    • By Lmaris on 04-12-18
    • A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry
    • By: James Nicholson
    • Narrated by: John Chester
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Release date: 03-18-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95