"The Kentucky Derby" book uses digital technology to enhance history
Sportswriter Bill Doolittle explains how a special app can help readers see the horses and their most famous moments.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The newest book on the Kentucky Derby is all about history and digital technology.
Local sportswriter and Derby historian Bill Doolittle is out with "The Kentucky Derby." It's part coffee table book, part history book and part digital entertainment.
The book features Digimarc Discover™. This state-of-the-art digital technology incorporates digital watermarks that through an app link directly to thrilling race videos and fascinating archives, providing the reader with a live-action, virtual, first person experience.
The book is a tribute to the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" that traces the prestigious race from its start in 1875 to last year's Triple Crown winning performances by American Pharoah.
The coffee table quality tome features nearly 200 pages of the history and the heroism of the great race. Informative and entertaining essays are accompanied by 175 color and vintage photographs that share the people, places and spectacular events that make up this incredible piece of international history.
Laffit Pincay Jr. and his son, Laffit Pincay III, have teamed up to share a foreword to the book. Celebrated jockey Pincay Jr. won his Kentucky Derby aboard Swale.
The hardcover book is available at select area bookstores, gift shops and online. For more information about the book and its availability, go to www.kyderbybook.com or call 502-802-7450.
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