Derby Day

The 137th Kentucky Derby will be run on May 7.  Once the most exciting two minutes in sports are over, maintain the glow with some classic horse stories.  How about a horse biography?  Read about Seabiscuit, Man o’ War, Secretariat, or Funny Cide.  Feeling more like fiction?  Try the mystery thrillers of former jockey Dick Francis, or Fern Michaels’ horse farm trilogy of Kentucky Rick, Kentucky Heat, and Kentucky Sunrise.  Horse movies abound.  Check out The Black Stallion, The Derby Stallion, National Velvet, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Shadow of the Thin Man, and Virginia’s Run.  For a behind the scenes look at the lives of trainers and their horses, watch the documentary The First Saturday in May.

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