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  - Marie Carmean - Goodreads

This is a wonderfully crafted piece of history, well written and beautifully researched. I loved learning about this amazing horse, and at times choked up and even shed a few tears at the end. It is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - C - Goodreads

Do you like equine genealogy? This book is for you! Do you love horse racing? This book is for you! Do you like loads of minutiae detail? This book is for you! If you don't mind a story that jumps ... Read full review

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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