Secretariat

Secretariat

eBook - 2010
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In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest champion in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. The only horse to ever grace the covers of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated in the same week, he also still holds the record for the fastest times in both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. He was also the only non-human chosen as one of ESPN's "50 Greatest Athletes of the Century." The tale of "Big Red" is an enduring and inspiring classic, more than thirty years after its initial publication.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2010
Edition: 1st Hyperion ed., updated with a new preface
ISBN: 9781401396213
1401396216
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (455 p., [4] p. of plates) : ill

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Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973, still holds the record for fastest times at the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, is the only horse to grace the covers of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated in the same week, and was the only non-human athlete to be chosen as one of ESPN's Great... Read More »


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SpringAltman Jul 02, 2014

This book is very similar to Seabiscuit

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sunshinemari
Apr 08, 2014

I found myself riveted to every single second as William Nack described each of Secretariat's races from the perspective of the jockey, to the fans watching. I almost felt like I was the one riding the legend of a horse. Loved the book. Just excellent.

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Emily_J_Black
Apr 27, 2012

I haven't read the book yet but the movie is great.

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sierrajackson
Apr 05, 2012

hey i want this books and its not doing it

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mudflapflossy
Mar 14, 2012

This story of 1973 triple crown winner Secretariat is packed with statistics on blood lines & racing stats; William Nack really knows his stuff. However, it is not a dry read at all. His behind the scenes look at the world of horse breeders is fascinating. I particularly liked his spin on the owner Helen Tweedy (aka Penny Chenery), and thought it pretty cool that both the jockey & trainer were Canadians. Now I know what “going the distance” really means, and it’s got nothing to do with “Field Of Dreams” This book is worth reading just for the chapter describing his Belmont Stakes record-breaking thirty-one length win, you feel like you are right there watching. William Nack’s love of this horse that he spent a lifetime following comes through loud & clear. It’s just a great, inspirational story

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SpringAltman Jul 02, 2014

This book chronicles the life of Secretariat from his birth thru his winning the triple crown and then retirement.
Often called the best racehorse that ever lived

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SpringAltman Jul 02, 2014

“Weave for the mighty chestnut
A tributary crown
Of autumn leaves, the brightest then
When autumn leaves are brown
Hang up his bridle on the wall,
His saddle on the tree,
Till time shall bring some racing king
Worthy to wear as he!”

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