Secretariat by William Nack

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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

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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.


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WILLIAM NACK is the author of Secretariat: The Making of a Champion and My Turf: Horses, Boxers, Blood Money, and the Sporting Life. As a writer at Sports Illustrated, he won six Eclipse Awards for his coverage of thoroughbred racing. Nack also has contributed to GQ, where he won a seventh Eclipse Award. He lives in Washington, D.C.Photo credit: Roger Ebert
Published August 31, 2010 by Hyperion. 388 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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The first time that turfwriter Charlie Hatton ever saw Secretariat (in 50 years of coming to the races), the enormous red horse seemed not to stride but swim at him in a vision: ""it was like seeing a bunch of gravel and there was the Kohinoor lying in there."" When Ron Turcotte first rode Secret...

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