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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User Review  - sunnycouger - LibraryThing

I preface this with the statement that I'm not a horse-racing fan so, as such, perhaps this was a book that I shouldn't have taken on but sometimes it's good to branch out. I think if you find horse ... Read full review

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User Review  - eduscapes - LibraryThing

The first fifty-plus pages contain a detailed explanation of the lineage that led to Secretariat; the pedigree of the horse that in 1973 won all three races of the Triple Crown - - a feat not ... Read full review

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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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