LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shircliff Publishing and Carpe Diem Books have unveiled their new book, The Kentucky Derby: Derby Fever, Derby Day, and the Run for the Roses, as part of the run up to the "greatest two minutes in sports," the 142nd Kentucky Derby.
Penned by local sportswriter and Kentucky Derby historian Bill Doolittle, the book is a tribute that traces the prestigious race from its start in 1875 to last year's Triple Crown winning performances by American Pharoah.
The coffee table quality tome features nearly 200 pages of the history and the heroism of the great race. Informative and entertaining essays are accompanied by 175 color and vintage photographs that share the people, places and spectacular events that make up this incredible piece of international history.
To make its contents even more vivid and interactive, the book features Digimarc Discover™. This state-of-the-art digital technology incorporates digital watermarks that through an app link directly to thrilling race videos and fascinating archives, providing the reader with a live-action, virtual, first person experience.
An incredible collection of award-winning and nationally recognized photographers contributed to the book, including James Archambeault, Michael Brohm, Skip Dickstein, Dan Dry, Andrew Hancock, Gail Kamenish, Barbara Livingston, John Nation, Ted Tarquinio and Chris Witzke. Additional content was provided by Daily Racing Form columnist Jay Hovedy, sports author Billy Reed and entertainment/style writer Kirby Adams.
Laffit Pincay Jr. and his son, Laffit Pincay III, have teamed up to share a warm and welcoming foreword to the book. Celebrated jockey Pincay Jr. won his Kentucky Derby aboard Swale. Pincay III brings his experience and insights to viewers every year as part of NBC's Kentucky Derby broadcast team.
Hardbound with a smythe sewn binding and a foil stamped, embossed cover, the book is available at select area bookstores, gift shops and online. For more information about the book and its availability, go to www.kyderbybook.com or call 502-802-7450.
The Kentucky Derby: Derby Fever, Derby Day, and the Run for the Roses is a licensee of Churchill Downs.
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