Dancer's Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby

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On May 4, 1968, Dancer's Image crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs to win the 94th Kentucky Derby. Over forty years later, questions still linger over the origins of the substance and the turmoil it created. 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. Veteran turf writer 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.
ISBN: 9781609490959
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Series: Sports
Images: 26
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Milt Toby is an author and attorney who has been writing about Thoroughbred racing for almost forty years. His five previous books include a biography of the ill-fated filly, Ruffian, and his short fiction has garnered national recognition. Milt is a director of American Horse Publications and chair of the Kentucky Bar Association's Equine Law Section. He lives in central Kentucky with his wife, Roberta, and a menagerie of assorted dogs and cats. Visit his website at
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