KENTUCKY DERBY: GREATEST MOMENTS (Commemorative Edition)
The Kentucky Derby has been run since 1875, more than 130 times without interruption - well into a second century and still counting with a heritage that carries a tale for every triumph. These are the magical memories of the world's most legendary horse race, the stories we most remember and cherish - the landmarks along a landscape of Thoroughbred excellence... these are the Kentucky Derby's Greatest Moments.
From the fighting finish of 1933 to the inspiring triumph of the beloved BARBARO, this signature documentary features the most memorable moments of the Kentucky Derby. Witness the time-honored performances from the iconic names in racing history, like WAR ADMIRAL, WHIRLAWAY, COUNT FLEET, CITATION, NATIVE DANCER, SWAPS and NASHUA, IRON LEIGE, SEATTLE SLEW, AFFIRMED, SMARTY JONES the immortal SECRETARIAT and many, many more.
The script, written by Bill Doolittle and narrated by John Asher, was well written and gave just enough information to keep the viewer's attention, letting the images and the voice of the race caller tell the story. The seven sections, listed below, conveniently group the selected runnings into categories, the titles of which describe what made that group of winners special.
• The Golden Era of Triple Crown Winners: CITATION, SIR BARTON, GALLANT FOX, OMAHA, WAR ADMIRAL, WHIRLAWAY, COUNT FLEET and ASSAULT
• Fabulous Finishes: BROKERS TIP vs HEAD PLAY, IRON LIEGE vs GALLANT MAN, TOMY LEE vs SWORD DANCER and ALYSHEBA vs BET TWICE
• Ladies' Day: REGRET, GENUINE RISK and WINNING COLORS
• Longshots: THUNDER GULCH, DONERAIL, DARK STAR, LIL E TEE and GIACOMO
• Crowd Favorites: SEATTLE SLEW, SMARTY JONES and BARBARO
• Great Rivalries: SWAPS vs NASHUA, SUNDAY SILENCE vs EASY GOER and AFFIRMED vs ALYDAR
• BIG RED: A tribute to the Derby winner that stands out among all the others
"BIG RED" SECRETARIAT deservedly was given a section all to himself. He swept the 1973 Triple Crown and still holds the track record for 1-1/4 miles, running each quarter mile in the race faster than the previous quarter. Interviews with owner Penny Chenery, jockey Ron Turcotte and exercise rider Charlie Davis are included.
The first eight Triple Crown winners are covered in "The Golden Era of Triple Crown Winners", including a special "sidebar" discussing Calumet Farm's longtime dominance of American racing.
"Fabulous Finishes" includes four of the most exciting Derby stretch runs ever, starting with the 1933 "Fighting Finish" between BROKER'S TIP and HEAD PLAY.
"Ladies' Day" commemorates the three fillies to wear the Roses.
"Longshots" touches on five memorable upset winners, including DONERAIL's record win payoff.
"Crowd Favorites" heralds three horses who captured the hearts of people outside the sport, highlighted by BARBARO.
"Rivalries" focuses on some of the bitter rivalries that were settled under the Twin Spires.
This comprehensive collection of archival Churchill Derby footage and photography is presented together, showing the racing fan the many equine and human stars that together have built the Derby into the spectacle it has become today. It's highly recommended for any racing history fan, especially avid followers of the Kentucky Derby and American racing in general. New fans will quickly understand why the Derby really is, "the greatest two minutes in sports".
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|