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Top 10 Triple Crown Books

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Here are some items you may enjoy during the Triple Crown season or any time of year when you want to taste a little Derby fever.

1. The Race for the Triple Crown

The Race for the Triple Crown
by Joe Drape. A look at just how hard it is to get a horse to the Kentucky Derby, much less try to win the coveted Triple Crown.

2. The Horses of the Kentucky Derby

Horses of the Kentucky Derby
If you love racing and the Derby, you need a copy of this CDROM. Pictures, histories, video, and more for all the winners through Monarchos in 2001.

3. Horse Racing's Holy Grail

by Steve Haskin. "The Epic Quest for the Kentucky Derby" by Steve Haskin. Recommended for new fans wanting to learn some recent Derby history or planning to bet the Derby.

4. Black Winning Jockeys in the Kentucky Derby

by James Saunders and Monica Saunders. This is an excellent work for racing fans, especially those with a strong interest in the history of the Kentucky Derby and of American racing in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

5. Remembering the Derby

by Jim Bolus. Lots of Derby history and looks at some of the famous owners and trainers. All the Bolus Derby books are great reads.
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6. Secretariat

A new book by Timothy T. Capps about the ever popular Secretariat published for the 30th anniversary of his Triple Crown season. A must have for every Big Red fan's bookshelf.

7. From the Desert to the Derby

"Inside the Ruling Family of Dubai's Billion-Dollar Quest to Win America's Greatest Horse Race" by Jason Levin. Strongly recommended for all fans of racing.

8. Baffert: Dirt Road to the Derby

by Bob Baffert and Steve Haskin. Biography of the three-time Kentucky Derby winning trainer and his rise to the top.
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9. Three Strides Before the Wire

A great new book about Charismatic's run for the Triple Crown. Gives you a look behind the scenes including biography info about his connections, especially about his ill-fated jockey Chris Antley.

10. Derby Entertaining

by Paula Cunningham. This is the book you need if you want to plan a Kentucky Derby party. All kinds of tips and recipes to make it your best party ever.
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