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Greatest Kentucky Derby Upsets

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This handsome hardcover features 12 of horse racing's biggest underdogs and improbable heroes to win the famed Run for the Roses. From Elwood in 1904 to Giacomo in 2005, upset winners of the Kentucky Derby have contributed to the race's incredible lore, including Donerail, who's record win price still stands; Dark Star, who defeated the seemingly invincible Native Dancer; and Genuine Risk, who won one for the girls.


"The Kentucky Derby is the single greatest horse race in the world and the scene of many remarkable upsets. While I’ve seen a few of them up close, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the accounts of many others in Greatest Kentucky Derby Upsets." — Richard Eng, Turf Editor/Handicapper, Las Vegas Review-Journal

"Derby Upsets is odds-on to capture the interest of racing fans. For example, Genuine Risk's accomplishment may have been unfairly relegated to a historical footnote because of the 1970s superhorses that preceded her, but her fascinating life story makes a great read." — ESPN racing commentator Randy Moss

"Those who enjoy reading about the Kentucky Derby's rich history will enjoy this worthwhile addition to their personal libraries." — Cindy Pierson-Dulay, Horse-Races.Net

"For racing history fans and lovers of the long shot, this book is a treat."
- Lauren Maruskin, The Equiery

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