Two years ago, I reviewed the first version of this CDROM. It was quite good then, but they have definitely improved on it in this new version. Not only have they updated to cover the Kentucky Derby through Monarchos in 2001, they have expanded on the information provided to make it even a more valuable reference. It now includes over 600 photographs, some of which are quite rare, not only of the horses but their connections as well. There is a new expanded section of Derby history, a racing glossary, historical stats, a trivia game, and 43 video clips.
Screen shot of Citation's page
The CDROM requires a computer 450MHz or faster with 64MB of memory, a CDROM, and Windows 95 or higher. When the program starts, if you are not running at 800x600 resolution (the standard most PCs come set to) the software will reset your screen before starting. This can be disconcerting to some users who aren't expecting it, but your screen is returned to your original settings when the program is closed so no permanent changes are made.
Screen shot of the introduction page
Horses of the Kentucky Derby is very reasonably priced at $29.95 and is available direct from Bolding Schaffer Productions. At this price it definitely deserves a place in any racing fan's library.
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