RUN FOR THE ROSES: HISTORY OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY
This fascinating documentary traces the origin and rich history of the Derby, highlighting the great horses and great moments that have made the race a world-class spectacle; capturing the passion and majesty of the, "Sport of Kings."
See Derby footage of the following horses and races: SIR BARTON 1918, ZEV 1923, BURGOO KING 1932, the fighting finish (literally) of jockeys Don Meade and Herb Fisher 1933, GALLANT FOX 1930, OMAHA 1935, JOHNSTOWN 1939, WAR ADMIRAL 1937, WHIRLAWAY 1941 and footage of him running in his paddock retired, COUNT FLEET 1943, CITATION 1948, HILL GAIL 1952, NATIVE DANCER and DARK STAR 1953, IRON LEIGE and GALLANT MAN 1957, SILKY SULLIVAN 1958, TOMY LEE and SWORD DANCER 1959, CARRYBACK 1961, NORTHERN DANCER 1964, KAUAI KING 1966, DANCER'S IMAGE and FORWARD PASS 1968, MAJESTIC PRINCE 1969, SECRETARIAT 1973, SEATTLE SLEW 1977, AFFIRMED and ALYDAR 1978, SPECTACULAR BID 1979, GENUINE RISK 1980, FERDINAND 1986, and finally, SEA HERO in 1993.
Nearly 60 minutes of interviews, historic racing photographs, film and behind-the-scenes action puts the viewer in the saddle for an exhilarating ride through history. Watch as the Kentucky Derby survived and thrived through all the decades of change including the Civil War, WW I, the roaring 1920's, the depression of the 1930's, WW II, the turmoil of the 1960's and onward. The nature of an enduring tradition such as the Kentucky Derby is that it retains and revives the best of the past while evolving confidently into the future. For an American, there's no greater race to win - all focus is on the Kentucky Derby and the day after the race is run, the search begins again for the promising two-year-olds that may be Derby hopefuls for the following year - and the cycle continues!
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|