Edges and boards have light shelfwear. DJ protected with mylar. Pages tight and clean. Retired library book with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 446 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1973. ISBN: 0671215043. Annually, on the first Saturday in May, there takes place an event that has long since entered into American mythology-a single moment that captures the attention of the entire nation, the culmination of the lives, the hopes, the dreams, of many thousands of people. The event is a horse race, at Churchill Downs, outside Louisville, Kentucky: The Kentucky Derby.