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People in racing have to be dreamers, says Jim Bolus in the beginning of his fourth chronicle of the Kentucky Derby. The Derby itself has been dreamlike in its history. After nearly fading into oblivion at the turn of the century, the Kentucky Derby has grown into a national cultural institution and the premier annual horse race in America, if not the world.The stories about this great race and its participants have grown through the years. They have evolved into both heroic epics and much-maligned tragedies. The author relates the triumphant tale of Regret, the first filly to win the Derby on what was her very first start of the year. He also tells of Riley, who, in spite of a muddy track, won the first Kentucky Derby held in the rain.Some of the shattered Derby dreams are described as well. Included is the story of the tumultuous feud between horse owner Jim T. Williams and jockey Roscoe Troxler, whom Williams accused of throwing the 1911 race.The author entertains and informs with his Kentucky Derby tales of the dreams realized and the dreams never achieved at Churchill Downs.

Synopsis:

Here in his fourth book on the Derby with Pelican, Jim Bolus assembles a collection of essays on the dreams that owners, jockeys, and trainers have had for this great horse race.<P>Jim Bolus' passion for the Kentucky Derby and its traditions have led him to write Derby Fever,

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565542075
Author:
Bolus, Jim
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Location:
Gretna, La. :
Subject:
Anecdotes
Subject:
Horse racing
Subject:
Kentucky derby, louisville, ky.
Subject:
Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Ky. -- Anecdotes.
Subject:
Games-Horse Racing
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.74x5.82x1.00 in. 1.03 lbs.

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Product details 264 pages Pelican Publishing Company - English 9781565542075 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Here in his fourth book on the Derby with Pelican, Jim Bolus assembles a collection of essays on the dreams that owners, jockeys, and trainers have had for this great horse race.<P>Jim Bolus' passion for the Kentucky Derby and its traditions have led him to write Derby Fever,
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