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Kentucky Derby Vault Hardcover – March 15, 2008
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For an event that lasts just a few ticks of the clock, the Kentucky Derby has an amazing amount of tradition and history - and you'll find it all in THE KENTUCKY DERBY VAULT: A HISTORY OF THE RUN FOR THE ROSES. Author Andrew Plattner was born in Lexington, Kentucky and has been a turf writer for 15 years. He offers his own unique insight into "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports". The vault contains never-before-published vintage photographs, artwork and memorabilia drawn from Churchill Downs' archives, the Keeneland Library and private collections. You'll find reproductions of old race programs, historic betting tickets, owner / trainer passes and other faithful replicas tucked into dozens of sleeves and pockets in the book. You can read an 1894 letter detailing the Louisville Jockey Club's financial difficulties, hold a 1902 New Louisville Jockey Club membership certificate in your hand, hang our 1935 miniature pennant on your wall or relive Grindstone's 1996 photo finish. All of this and more is locked inside "The Vault", a must for all horse racing fans.
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