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Dancer's Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby [NOOK Book]

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On May 4, 1968, Dancer's Image crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs to win the ninety-fourth Kentucky Derby. Yet the jubilation ended three days later for the owner, the jockey and the trainers who propelled the celebrated thoroughbred to victory. Amid a firestorm of controversy, Dancer's Image was disqualified after blood tests revealed the presence of a widely used anti-inflammatory drug with a dubious legal status. Over forty years later, questions still linger over the origins of the substance and the ...
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Dancer's Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby

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Overview

On May 4, 1968, Dancer's Image crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs to win the ninety-fourth Kentucky Derby. Yet the jubilation ended three days later for the owner, the jockey and the trainers who propelled the celebrated thoroughbred to victory. Amid a firestorm of controversy, Dancer's Image was disqualified after blood tests revealed the presence of a widely used anti-inflammatory drug with a dubious legal status. Over forty years later, questions still linger over the origins of the substance and the turmoil it created. Veteran turfwriter and noted equine law expert Milt Toby gives the first in-depth look at the only disqualification in Derby history and how the Run for the Roses was changed forever.
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The New York Times - Jaimy Gordon
"It's a rich introduction to a mystery that won't go away..."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013508392
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Milt Toby is an author and attorney who has been writing about Thoroughbred racing and equine law for almost four decades. The 1968 Kentucky Derby was the first of many visits he has made to Churchill Downs as a writer, photographer, and fan. The supposed "drugging" of Dancer's Image was a puzzle when it was announced and the years of subsequent litigation have held his interest ever since. Milt has been to the races on six continents and has a foggy memory of actually cashing a winning ticket or two. He is Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association's Equine Law Section.
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