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A book richly documenting the backside of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, written by the people who work there.
A book richly documenting the backside of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, written by the people who work there.
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    The book + FREE shipping

    A copy of the book! 8"x 9" trim size, 320 pages, full color and captivating writing throughout. Free shipping!

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    The book

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    Book + T-shirt

    A copy of the book and a comfortable, stylish Louisville Story Program T-shirt!

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    Book + tote bag

    A copy of the book and Louisville Story Program tote bag!

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    Two Books

    A book for you and a second book that we will (1) send to you, (2) give to one of the authors to give it to a person or institution of her choice, or (3) donate to Louisville Free Public Library.

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    Signed Book

    A book signed by one of the authors!

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    Book + Postcard set

    A copy of the book + a limited-edition set of 8 postcards of beautiful vintage backside photographs by groom and photographer Clarke Otte

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    Signed book + second book

    A book signed by one of the authors for you and a second book that we will (1) send to you, (2) give to one of the authors for them to give it to a person or institution of their choice, or (3) donate to Louisville Free Public Library. (Your choice.)

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    Book + postcard set + horseshoe

    A signed copy of the book, a set of eight limited-edition postcards of Clarke Otte backside photographs, and a used horseshoe from the backside of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby

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    One for your, two for the community

    A signed book for you, and two more copies that we can give to book authors or donate to the Louisville Free Public Library on your behalf. (We can also just send them all to you if you prefer.)

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    Your name in print

    We'll list your name in the Acknowledgments section of the book! You'll also get a book signed by one of the authors for you and a two more books that we will (1) send to you, (2) give to one of the authors for her to give it to a person or institution of her choice, or (3) donate to Louisville Free Public Library.

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    Book set for Backside Learning Center

    In addition to all of the rewards listed at the $150 level, we will donate five copies of the book to the Backside Learning Center on your behalf.

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    California Chrome KY Derby saddle towel

    California Chrome replica saddle towel from when he won the 140th Kentucky Derby (courtesy of Taylor Made Stallions). You will also receive all rewards from the $150 level.

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    Class set of books

    We'll send you a signed copy of the book, list your name in the Acknowledgments section of the book, and donate a class set of 25 books to a school for use in future instruction! We will include a bookplate inside the cover of each book listing you as the donor of the book. Also includes all rewards listed at the $150 level.

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    Exclusive tour of the backside

    Book editor Joe Manning will give you and a friend an exclusive, in-depth tour of the backside of Churchill Downs. An amazing opportunity to see horse racing in the most up-close and personal way possible--and to meet some of the book's authors along the way! Also includes all rewards listed at the $150 level.

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    California Chrome halter

    Own a one-of-a-kind piece of history: a halter worn by California Chrome, the #3 money-earner in the history of thoroughbred racing! He won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Dubai World Cup. Includes certificate of authenticity. (Halter courtesy of Taylor Made Stallions.) Also includes all rewards listed at the $150 level.

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    A day in Owner's box at Keeneland

    Experience a day at Keeneland from an Owner's box right at the finish line! The box holds six people and can be reserved during the 2020 Keeneland Spring Meet. (Reward courtesy of Taylor Made Sales Agency.) Also includes all rewards listed at the $150 level.

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    Day at Churchill Downs Millionaires Row

    Exclusive "Trifecta" package for the 2019/20 Racing Season (i.e., any time before July 1, 2020) at historic Churchill Downs! Includes a table for eight on Millionaire's Row, a chef's table lunch, reserved seating, eight racing programs, and eight passes to the Kentucky Derby Museum. (Reward courtesy of Churchill Downs. Some exclusions apply.) In addition, you will received a signed copy of the book, two additional copies donated to book authors or Louisville Free Public Library on your behalf, a limited-edition set of postcards of backside photographs by Clarke Otte, a used horseshoe from the backside of Churchill Downs, and your name listed in the Acknowledgments section of the book.

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