Long shots and closers. Secretariat, War Admiral, Citation, and Seattle Slew. The astonishing ride of Mine That Bird. The lovable spirit of Smarty Jones. Trainers and owners. A sea of spectacular hats. A classic mint julep in a silver cup. The break from the gate. Photo finishes. Holding the winning ticket. These are only a few of the things that make the Kentucky Derby the most exciting two minutes in sports. The Kentucky Derbyoffers a compendium of the legendary horses and rich history, the personalities, and the real-life experience of Derby Day from the backstretch to the winner's circle. With colorful anecdotes and striking photography, Sheri Seggerman and Mary Tiegreen have captured the rivalries, fanfare, and unpredictability that give the Run for the Roses its allure. The third title in a series that celebrates the nation's most iconic sporting events,The Kentucky Derbycaptures the pageantry and the passion of this great American race.
Sheri Seggerman has had a passion for riding horses since the age of eight. She is a professional photographer and works at Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City, Iowa. Her first book, 1,001 Reasons to Love Horses, was published in 2005 by STC. Mary Tiegreen, the creator of STC's “101 Reasons to Love” series, is a designer, photographer, and writer. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and two golden retrievers.