"And they're off..."
5:24 PM (Central Time) on May 4th is post time for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. To commemorate the start of another Triple Crown season, books about horses and horseracing are on display in the Adult Services Room. Here are a few favorites.
A Pulitzer-prize winner for her fiction, Jane Smiley writes about her life with horses. As she says, "Every horse story is a love story."
If watching "the most exciting two minutes in sports" isn't enough for you, this book has the history of horses, owners, trainers, trophies, and a DVD on the history of horse racing.
Enjoy your mint juleps, and remember - “Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ” - W.C. Fields