THE KENTUCKY DERBY: Diamond Jubilee by George B. (Brownie)- Ed. Leach


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The market for this can readily be charted and narrowed down to (a) professionals in the field of horse racing; (b) amateurs interested in horse racing, in breeding of racing stock, in the drama of the Kentucky Derby as highlighting the American racing season; (c) those among the throngs who attend the Derby who like to own- if not to read-books which place them as sportsmen. Quite definitely, it is only of incidental interest to those who want to read books about horses, for it is primarily an all-inclusive record and reference book, of historic interest in relation to the Derby, set against the national scene. The arrangement is in accordance with this goal:- a double spread for each of the 75 years, historical background of the year on one page, historical data of the Derby of that year on the other, photographs of winners, and spot photographs of events or personalities of national interest. Charts of winners, pedigrees, tabulated racing records, lists of owners, of winners, of starters; lists of breeders, trainers, and so on. A book to display from publication date through Derby week in May; thereafter to carry in sports book department in limited quantity.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1949
Publisher: Dial