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The Kentucky Derby the First 100 Years

Author : Peter Chew
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Action photographs, lively text, and race chants provide a comprehensive history of the Kentucky Derby

Black Winning Jockeys in the Kentucky Derby

Author : James Robert Saunders
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"Polished and straightforward."--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society "An excellent work."--Horse-Races. Oliver Lewis was champion jockey of the Kentucky Derby in 1875 with a winning race time of two minutes and 37 seconds. Jockey Willie Simms won in 1896, bringing his horse in at two minutes and seven seconds. James Winkfield was the winning jockey in both 1901 and 1902 with winning race times of two minutes and seven seconds and two minutes and eight seconds, respectively. Each of these men possessed the skill and power necessary to spur a horse to glorious victory. All are members of the small, select group of Derby-winning jockeys who were African Americans. The stakes were high: Black jockeys who won a race in the late 1700s and 1800s sometimes won freedom from slavery as well. This work examines the presence of black jockeys in the Kentucky Derby, from the first instance of slaves working as stable hands and tending their masters' horses to the first black jockey to win the prestigious Kentucky Derby in 1875 and the continued participation of black jockeys in the Kentucky Derby. Black owners and trainers in the Kentucky Derby are also discussed. Three appendices list black winning jockeys, black trainers and black owners of Kentucky Derby horses.

Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century An Encyclopedia

Author : Steven A. Riess
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Provides practical help for the day-to-day concerns that keep managers awake at night. This book aims to fill the gap between the legal and policy issues that are the mainstay of human resources and supervision courses and the real-world needs of managers as they attempt to cope with the human side of their jobs.

The Kentucky Derby

Author : James C. Nicholson
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Provides a complete history of the Kentucky Derby, examining the tradition, spectacle, culture and evolution of an event that has marveled America--and the world--for more than 130 years.

American Sports A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes

Author : Murry R. Nelson
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America loves sports. This book examines and details the proof of this fascination seen throughout American society—in our literature, film, and music; our clothing and food; and the iconography of the nation.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author : Harvey H. Jackson III
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What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.

Reading Tutor Grades 4 8

Author : Cindy Barden
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Make reading fun for students in grades 4 and up using Reading Tutor: Sports! This 48-page book captures readers' enthusiasm with interesting, age-appropriate stories and activities relating to sports. The book includes activities that reinforce difficult comprehension skills and improve reading levels. It is great for use in the classroom and at home!

The Mystery at the Kentucky Derby Teacher s Guide

Author : Carole Marsh
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A page-by-page guide of additional information, trivia, historical facts and more to help teachers be experts on the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky s Famous Racehorses

Author : Patricia L. Thompson
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Central Kentucky is home to many magnificent horses and their farms. Although there are numerous places to witness these beautiful animals, including Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Pimlico, and Belmont, their history often gets overwhelmed by their statistics. Images of America: Kentucky’s Famous Racehorses 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.

Wallace s Monthly

Author : John Hankins Wallace
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Wallace s Monthly

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Retiring Beware

Author : Michael Bivona, CPA
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If you start working at age twenty and retire at age sixty, there’s a good chance you’ll spend as many years in retirement as you did working.

Michael Bivona, a certified public accountant who retired almost twenty years ago, shares how he saved enough money to retire comfortably. He also explores the importance of continuing to be productive and having fun even after you stop working. 

Drawing on his professional expertise and experiences, he helps you: 

  • develop retirement plans 
  • realize the full value of Social Security payments
  • explore your passions and stay healthy 
  • celebrate life with the people you love 
Bivona also shares his love for dancing, traveling, and writing, helping you come up with your own ideas about all the things you can do once you stop working. 

Life may be short, but retirement can last longer than you think–and you need to make the right moves to enjoy it to its fullest.

100 Things Wildcats Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author : Ryan Clark
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The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program is the winningest in the history of the sport, and this book explores those wins along with the personalities, events, and facts that any and every Wildcats fan should know. Wildcats stars from more than a century of success are highlighted, including Louie Dampier, Pat Riley, Sam Bowie, Jamal Mashburn, Antoine Walker, Walter McCarty, Travis Ford, and Brandon Knight. The team’s colorful coaches are also profiled, including championship winners Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Rick Pitino, and Tubby Smith. It takes years of franchise history and highlights the absolute best and most compelling moments, identifying the personalities, events, and facts that have all come together to make Kentucky the powerhouse that it is. Wildcats fans will read about all of this and more, including some of the long-standing traditions that surround this storied club and the necessary mainstays to participate in, making this something that any Wildcats fan will enjoy.

The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports

Author : Stuart Miller
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A sports journalist pays tribute to great moments in New York sports history in an illustrated survey that ranks the top one hundred events that transformed American sports, from an 1823 horse race that pitted the North against the South, to Lou Gehrig's farewell speech, to the Ali-Frazier fight at the Garden, covering all of the city's storied franchises and more.

Freedom Facts and Firsts

Author : Jessie Carney Smith
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Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.

Modern Fantasy The 100 Best Novels

Author : David Pringle
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Pringle presents his selections in chronological order and includes a synopsis of the story, a discussion of the author's overall contribution to fantasy literature, critical commentary on the title's significance, and a brief publishing history. An introductory essay tackles the difficulty of defining fantasy, while a "Brief Bibliography" directs readers to other discussions of the genre. By no means a definitive subject guide, this entertaining volume should serve as a solid introduction to the elusive field of imaginative literature.

Thoroughbred Record

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They Were Giants 2008

Author : Patrick Yearly
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Many people make significant contributions to society outside of the spotlight. Patrick Yearly profiles over 300 people whose names are not well known, but life's work has made a lasting impact. From the fields of business, medicine, science and sports to the arts, education and many more, he covers a wide range of accomplishments that have made a profound influence on everyday life.

Turf Field and Farm

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The Rocket

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