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Kentucky Derby

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Little Freddie at the Kentucky Derby
by Kathryn Cocquyt

This story begins with Freddie as a young foal and follows him as he grows up to compete in the Kentucky Derby.

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Kentucky Derby Champion
by Mildred Pace

Take a look at the famous Derby champion, Old Bones, the wonder horse.

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A Horse Named Seabiscuit
by Cathy Dubowski

An interesting biography about Seabiscuit, the race horse, especially for beginning readers.

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Derby Day: a Pop-up Celebration of the Kentucky Derby
by Pamela Pease

Fun pop-up designs illustrate Derby Day activities and places.

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The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby: the Story of Jimmy Winkfield
by Crystal Hubbard

A picture book biography about one of horseracing's best jockeys.

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Willow King: Race the Wind
by Chris Platt

Learn the heart-warming story of a blind girl determined to ride in the Kentucky Derby.

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Seabiscuit: the Wonder Horse
by Meghan McCarthy

A picture book biography for young readers, this tells the story of Seabiscuit, the racehorse, in quirky illustrations.

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Gaston Goes to the Kentucky Derby
by James Rice

Who has ever heard of an alligator racing in the Kentucky Derby?

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Barbaro: America's Horse
by Shelley Mickle

The biography of Barbaro, the beloved racehorse who inspired hope and courage.

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Racing Stripes

Stripes is no horse - but he doesn't know that! He thinks he can win the Kentucky Derby. Will his dedication and training pay off?


Last Updated: 6/19/09