Churchill Downs: America's Most Historic Racetrack (Landmarks) (Paperback)
In the bustling city streets of late 18th century Louisville began a tradition of thoroughbred racing that has transcended centuries.
Follow author Kimberly Gatto as she chronicles the history of the world's most famous racing venue, which revolutionized the Sport of Kings and created the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Clark Handicap races. Fans will enjoy the tales of various horses, from the early triumph of Ten Broeck over Mollie McCarthy to the Derby victory of the heroic thoroughbred Barbaro. Churchill Downs: America's Most Historic Racetrack recounts the various financial hardships, the introduction of parimutuel betting, the construction of the famed twin spire grandstand, and how the age of television transformed Churchill Downs into the majestic track we recognize today.