Secretariat: The Making of a Champion

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Da Capo Press, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 367 pages
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In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest thoroughbred in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. The only horse to ever break the two-minute mark in winning the Kentucky Derby until recent winner Monarchos, Secretariat also pulled off one of the most astounding victories in the annals of horse racing by winning the Belmont Stakes by a record-breaking thirty-one lengths. Now William Nack updates his acclaimed portrait with a new afterword that examines the legacy of one of ESPN's "100 Greatest Athletes of the Century": the only horse to ever grace the covers of Time , Newsweek , and Sports Illustrated all in the same week.

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Secretariat captured the public's attention from his remarkable season in 1973 to his 1989 death. Sports Illustrated writer Nack here updates his 1975 portrait of the Triple Crown-winning champion ... Read full review

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Once I got through the first few chapters of the horse 'begats', I was able to settle in to the actual story. As someone fairly ignorant of racing lore I both appreciated the detail, but sometimes got ... Read full review

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The Making of a Champion
Authors Note to the 2OO2 Edition
Pure Heart
Secretariat at Stud
Secretariat Racing Record

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About the author (2002)

William Nack recently retired from Sports Illustrated, but still contributes to GQ and Sports Illustrated, among other publications. He lives in Washington, D. C.

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