Secretariat

Secretariat

eBook - 2010
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Secretariat is an elegantly crafted, exhilarating tale of speed and power, grace and greatness, told with such immediacy that the reader is lost in the rush of horses and the clatter and ring of the grandstand.”

—Laura Hillenbrand, bestselling author of Seabiscuit

Updated with a new preface by the author

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.



Baker & Taylor
Presents the story of the training and triumphant career of the Triple Crown-winning thoroughbred horse, the only non-human to be chosen as one of ESPN's "50 Greatest Athletes of the Century."

Hyperion

Secretariat is an elegantly crafted, exhilarating tale of speed and power, grace and greatness, told with such immediacy that the reader is lost in the rush of horses and the clatter and ring of the grandstand.”
—Laura Hillenbrand, bestselling author of Seabiscuit

Updated with a new preface by the author

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.



HARPERCOLL
There has never been a horse like Secretariat. Winner of the Triple Crown in 1973 and record setter in all three races?an unprecedented feat?he still owns the track records at Churchill Downs, Pimlico, and Aqueduct. William Nack, formerly the racing writer for Newsday and currently contributing editor to Sports Illustrated, fell in love with the horse the first time he saw him run. He has written one of the most complete, thrilling, and memorable accounts ever written of the horse-racing world, and its greatest champion. 9781401324018 16.99

Disney Pr
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.

Baker
& Taylor

The re-release of a classic account of the amazing Triple Crown-winning horse, and the only non-human to be chosen as one of ESPN's "50 Greatest Athletes of the Century," is just in time for the new movie featuring Diane Lane, due out in Fall 2010. Reissue.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2010
Edition: 1st Hyperion ed., updated with a new preface
ISBN: 9781401396213
1401396216
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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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