Kentucky Derby Stories

Author by : Jim Bolus
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Publisher by : Pelican Publishing
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Gaston Goes To The Kentucky Derby

Author by : James Rice
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Description : Gaston the alligator and Black Lightning the horse leave the bayou to compete in the Kentucky Derby.


Kentucky Derby Winner

Author by : Isabel McLennan McMeekin
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Description : A story biography of a famous horse, Aristides, winner of the Kentucky derby in 1875.


Remembering The Derby

Author by : Bolus, Jim
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Publisher by : Pelican Publishing
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Description : Gathers anecdotes about owners, jockeys, trainers, and horses at the Kentucky Derby


The Mystery At The Kentucky Derby

Author by : Carole Marsh
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Publisher by : Gallopade International
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Description : When Mimi and Papa get invited to the most famous horse race in the world, Grant and Christina tag along. They meet up with a couple of horsy friends and start to have some fun! But then, mysterious things begin to happen: first a horse disappears, then two jockeys! The next thing you know, the kids are finding clues that may help them solve the mystery and save the race! But it's a two-minute race to the finish line! Come along and help them! LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Kentucky Derby history, facts, and traditions ¥ Horses and jockeys ¥ Great Steamboat Race on the Ohio River history and facts ¥ Triple Crown races ¥ Ohio River and Falls history and facts ¥ Riding clothes facts ¥ How to Ride a Horse ¥ Pony breeds ¥ Difference between Horse and Pony ¥ Pegasus Parade history ¥ Churchill Downs ¥ Eva Bandman Park ¥ Kentucky Derby Museum ¥ Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.3 Accelerated Reader Points: 3 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 79512 Lexile Measure: 670 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40


The Kentucky Derby Preakness And Belmont Stakes

Author by : Richard Sowers
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : This is the definitive history of thoroughbred racing's three premier events, which have never before been explored in such detail. This book gives the history of America's classic races from the inaugural Belmont Stakes in 1867 through 2013, identifying which equine participants were truly worthy of lasting acclaim and which were one-hit wonders. Perhaps even more compelling are the stories of the men and women who rode, trained, owned, or bred classic winners, including their exploits on the turf and their triumphs and failures in arenas far removed from horse racing.


The Kentucky Derby

Author by : James C. Nicholson
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Publisher by : University Press of Kentucky
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Description : 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. The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America's Premier Sporting Event calls this great tradition to post and illuminates its history and culture. Rising from its humble beginnings as an American variation of England's Epsom Derby, the Kentucky Derby became a centerpiece of American sports and the racing industry, confirming Kentucky's status as the Horse Capital of the World. James C. Nicholson argues that the Derby, at its essence, is a celebration of a place, existing as a connection between Kentucky's mythic past and modern society. The Derby is more than just a horse race -- it is an experience enhanced by familiar traditions, icons, and images that help Derby fans to understand Kentucky and define themselves as Americans. Today the Kentucky Derby continues to attract international attention from royalty, celebrities, racing fans, and those who simply enjoy an icy mint julep, a fabulous hat, and a wager on who will make it to the winner's circle. Nicholson provides an intriguing and thorough history of the Kentucky Derby, examining the tradition, spectacle, culture, and evolution of the Kentucky Derby -- the brightest jewel of the Triple Crown.


The Mystery At The Kentucky Derby Teacher S Guide

Author by : Carole Marsh
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Publisher by : Gallopade International
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Description : The corresponding Teacher's Guide is a page-by-page supplementary resource that gives you additional activities to enhance the student's learning opportunities by using cross-curricular materials including discussion questions, reproducible vocabulary, science, geography and math activities. Each Teacher's Guide turns you into the expert-we've done all the research for you! This comprehensive resource enhances the many dramatic learning opportunities students can gain from reading this mystery by Carole Marsh. The supplementary Teacher's Guide includes: ¥ A chapter guide of additional information, trivia, historical facts, and more to help teachers be "Experts!" ¥ Activity ideas that make the book come dramatically to life for young readers! ¥ The author's additional comments and thoughts about the subject ¥ Some reproducible activities ¥ Great out-of-the-box ideas for activities.


Derby Fever

Author by : Jim Bolus
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Publisher by : Pelican Publishing
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Description : Each spring as the Kentucky Derby grows near, a kind of frenzy hits a wide section of the population. People suddenly turn their attention to Churchill Downs, and the anticipation of the Run for the Roses sends everyone into "Derby fever." Here in his third book on the Kentucky Derby, Jim Bolus brings together a collection of his favorite Derby Stories that are sure to make an avid race fan out of anyone. Bolus covers a wide range of topics--from "the Duke" at the Derby; to the famous Derby photograph of the Fighting Finish in 1933; to his favorite Derby, the 1969 running. Also included are such champions as Whirlaway, Exterminator, Secretariat, Spend a Buck, and Nashua. Bolus has devoted a chapter to the Stevens family, whose horse-racing roots trace back more than 120 years, and to the Derby chart callers, those men who through the years have documented the race for posterity. Bolus also relates his own personal experiences as a bettor (and a loser!) on the Derby. In particular, he devotes a chapter to Holy Land, a horse who ran in the 1970 race but lost his jockey and the race. It's a pick Bolus has been kidded about a lot over the years. An authority on the subject, Jim Bolus has conducted hundreds of interviews about the Derby. With this book, readers will understand his passion for the grand old race and its traditions as they learn why so many get Derby fever every spring. Also by Jim Bolus are Remembering the Derby and Kentucky Derby Stories, both published by Pelican.


Two Minutes To Glory

Author by : Pamela K. Brodowsky
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Publisher by : Harper Collins
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Description : Take a front row seat at "the Run for the Roses" with the first comprehensive history of the Kentucky Derby. From mint juleps to the garland of roses, to weeping men and women in the Winner's Circle, Two Minutes to Glory is the official story of the world's greatest horse race—the Kentucky Derby. This book is chockablock with facts, figures, and statistics on all 132 years of this incredible race. It also contains a capsuled yet detailed history of the race and of Churchill Downs, focusing on all the larger-than-life personalities from Col. M. Lewis Clark, who founded the Derby in 1875, to Col. Matt Winn, who saved it when it was in the stretch, out of breath, about to break down, and in need of a miracle—and beyond that to the present day. But perhaps the best parts of this lavishly illustrated book are the stories of the races, from 1875 to 2006. It is not a mere recitation of what happened—though there is that—but the human (and horse) stories behind the races, like that of Conn McCreary, who, astride Count Turf in 1951, looked down the track before the gates opened and knew that he was riding not just to win the Derby, but for his life. Or the 2005 race where a seventy-nine-year-old woman named Alice Chandler burst into tears as she watched her 50-1 shot Giacomo roar down the stretch to win—but also cried because she knew that when just a foal, he had previously beaten an opponent called death. This book looks at all the people and horses who made the Derby what it is over the years: trainer Ben A. Jones with six Derby winners; Eddie "Banana Nose" Arcaro and Secretariat, who broke the two-minute barrier and ran the fastest Derby in history; the great owners, the grooms—and all the rest. It is history, yes, but history with heart and soul. As horsemen say, have a good ride.


Never Say Die

Author by : James C. Nicholson
Languange : en
Publisher by : University Press of Kentucky
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Description : 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, winning Britain's greatest race and beginning an important shift in the world of Thoroughbred racing. Never Say Die traces the history of this extraordinary colt, beginning with his foaling in Lexington, Kentucky, when a shot of bourbon whiskey revived him and earned him his name. Author James C. Nicholson also tells the stories of the influential individuals brought together by the horse and his victory -- from the heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune to the Aga Khan. Most fascinating is the tale of Mona Best of Liverpool, England, whose well-placed bet on the long-shot Derby contender allowed her to open the Casbah Coffee Club. There, her son met musicians John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison and later joined their band. Featuring a foreword by the original drummer for the Beatles, Pete Best, this remarkable book reveals how an underdog's surprise victory played a part in the formation of the most successful and influential rock band in history and made the Bluegrass region of Kentucky the center of the international Thoroughbred industry.


Stories Of The South

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Cowboys Are My Weakness Stories

Author by : Pam Houston
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Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : "Exhilarating, like a swift ride through river rapids with a spunky, sexy gal handling the oars."—Washington Post Book World In Pam Houston's critically acclaimed collection of strong, shrewd, and very funny stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down. "I've always had this thing for cowboys, maybe because I was born in New Jersey,” says the narrator in the collection’s title story. “But a real cowboy is hard to find these days, even in the West.” Our heroines are part daredevil, part philosopher, all acute observers of the nuances of modern romance. They go where their cowboys go, they meet cowboys who don't look the part – and they have staunch friends who give them advice when the going gets rough. Cowboys Are My Weakness is a refreshing and realistic look at men and women – together and apart.


The New York Stories

Author by : John O'Hara
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : Collected for the first time, the New York stories of John O'Hara, "among the greatest short story writers in English, or in any other language" (Brendan Gill, Here at The New Yorker) Collected for the first time, here are the New York stories of one of the twentieth century’s definitive chroniclers of the city—the speakeasies and highballs, social climbers and cinema stars, mistresses and powerbrokers, unsparingly observed by a popular American master of realism. Spanning his four-decade career, these more than thirty refreshingly frank, sparely written stories are among John O’Hara’s finest work, exploring the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of flawed, prodigally human characters and showcasing the snappy dialogue, telling details and ironic narrative twists that made him the most-published short story writer in the history of the New Yorker. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Great American Horse Stories

Author by : Sharon B. Smith
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : A collection for equine enthusiasts An all-new collection of the best of the classics Editor was anchor of horse sports in ESPN Fresh, new series design A perfect gift for riders, writers, or literary buffs, Horse Stories is an essential collection of some of the most compelling stories ever written about America’s horses.


Second Hand Stories

Author by : Michael Jones
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Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : "'Second-Hand Stories : 15 Portraits of Louisville' is a cultural, political and social snapshot of Kentucky's largest city. Written between 1993 and 2005, the articles in this book highlight major figurers and movements in Louisville history."--Back cover.


Three Strides Before The Wire

Author by : Elizabeth Mitchell
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Publisher by : Mainstream Publishing
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Description : Charismatic, a colt nobody wanted, is ridden by Antley, a jockey everybody doubted. That either could be a mere mile and a half from winning the Triple Crown would be astounding; that the two of them together are so close to racing immortality would be a fantasy . . . except that it is real.'So ran a newspaper story days before jockey Chris Antley and his horse Charismatic attempted to make history by winning the third and final race of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes. After battling depression and drug and alcohol abuse, Antley had made a stunning comeback by riding the unknown Charismatic to victory at both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Antley's success was viewed as symbolic of the new path he was forging in his life, but his story, and his horse's, would not have a fairy-tale ending. In Three Strides Before the Wire, journalist Elizabeth Mitchell takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the world of horse racing by tracing the intertwined lives of jockey Chris Antley, trainer D. Wayne Lukas, owners Bob and Beverly Lewis, 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, and the author herself, who placed a crucial bet on the race. The adventure takes us behind the scenes of the world's racetracks, revealing the colourful history of horse racing, while also exposing the underbelly of racing scandals. The story of horse racing goes beyond the jockeys, the trainers, the owners and the swindlers. For all people, rich or poor, horse racing offers a dramatic tale that is thrilling at its best moments and heart-wrenching at its worst.


Kentucky S Famous Racehorses

Author by : Patricia L. Thompson
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Publisher by : Arcadia Publishing
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Description : Central Kentucky is home to many magnificent horses and their farms, and a photographic guide goes beyond the numbers and provides insight into the character of these beloved creatures by featuring stories straight from those closest to the horses--the grooms. Original.


Hollywood Stories

Author by : Stephen Schochet
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Publisher by : Hollywood Stories
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Description : Just when you thought you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new book - a special blend of biography, history and lore. Hollywood Stories is packed with wild, wonderful short tales about famous stars, movies, directors and many others who have been part of the world's most fascinating, unpredictable industry! Full of funny moments and twist endings, Hollywood Stories features an amazing, icons and will keep you totally entertained!


Small Town Stories

Author by : Cameron Gabriel
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Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Usa Today Index

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Field Of 13

Author by : Dick Francis
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Publisher by : Pan Macmillan
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Description : A rejacketed classic Dick Francis backlist titleThere's a bomb scare at Kingdom Hill racecourse, where failed conman Tricksy Wilcox watches his dreams blown to kingdom come... At Cheltenham's glittering National Hunt Festival, protocol is rocked as a love-struck owner falls madly in love with her jockey ... There is passion - and revenge - at the glorious Kentucky Derby... ...and then ten other tantalizing stories to hold you enthralled from the starting gates to the finish. Award-winning Master of Crime Dick Francis tackles a new distance with thirteen nerve-tingling tales of politics, passion, horses and crime - each one of them tied to a milestone event in the international racing calendar. The result is beyond question.


Need To Know And Other Stories From North Carolina

Author by : Richard McLawhorn
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Publisher by : Trafford Publishing
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Description : Wallace liked to make up stories. Funny, weird, and unusual stories. Wallace had entertained family, teachers, and friends for years, and now he had begun to write his stories down. He wrote about ordinary people who were visited by aliens or who searched for friends who disappeared without a trace. He wrote about people with power to read the minds of others. His parents' co-workers sent home names of magazines and publishers' addresses for Wallace to contact. He could be the next Stephen King, they said. That's why it just wasn't fair for him to be all alone when it happened.


Derby Magic

Author by : Jim Bolus
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Publisher by : Pelican Publishing
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Description : The emotion of the 1986 Kentucky Derby, which was magic for the "Sunshine Boys," Charlie Whittingham and Willie Shoemaker.


Derby Dreams

Author by : Jim Bolus
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Publisher by : Pelican Publishing
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Description : "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.


Derby Innovator

Author by : Barry Irwin
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Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : Derby Innovator is the story of the making of Animal Kingdom by Barry Irwin, a self-taught, self-styled sportsman and entrepreneur who shook racing's Establishment to its very foundations by employing unconventional methods and practices to break all the rules in winning the Kentucky Derby, a race that has been called "the greatest two minutes in sports." Born into a family in Los Angeles that shunned horse racing, Irwin turned a childhood pipedream of winning a racehorse in a tobacco company's naming contest into a stable full of horses that have won some of the most historic and lucrative prizes on The Turf, not only in America, but in Great Britain, Europe, China, the Middle East and South Africa. Experience the intoxicating brand of excitement that only Thoroughbred racing can deliver, as horses bred, bought and managed by Irwin plunder riches and beat royalty at Longchamp, Meydan, Churchill Downs, Santa Anita and Sha Tin. Join Irwin as he prospects for potential Champions in such faraway locales as Uruguay, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Croatia. Learn his methods of finding obscure bloodlines that he blends with American pedigrees to produce Breeders' Cup and Classic winners at Churchill Downs. Rub elbows with some of the biggest movers and shakers in international racing such as Dubai Ruler Sheik Mohammed, MGM CEO Gary Barber, South African trainer Mike de Kock, South African movie producer Anant Singh, trainer Graham Motion, Australian stallion developer John Messara, trainer Todd Pletcher, South African breeder Gaynor Rupert. Share an elusive Derby triumph and a heartbreaking Derby head-bob loss. Feel what it's like to reach the heights as well as the terrible losses. They are all here in Derby Innovator.