Secretariat: The Red Freak, the Miracle

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Texas Review Press, 2022 - Poetry - 160 pages
This collection of poems captures the life and brilliance of one of racings biggest legends. In a lyrical style that brings the tale of Secretariat to life, Lifshin highlights the beauty and wonder of the foal's early days from birth to the track. As always, Lifshin focuses on Secretariat's life before the track, outlining the playfully perfect foal who found his way into the hearts of many.

Full of emotion and beauty, this collection outlines the life and death of one of the tracks biggest racing legends.

from "As The Days Get Longer"

the horse dreams

of flying in the air

like a gust of wind

on an abandoned

Christmas tree,

red exploding like

a spurt of light,

flaming wildly like

those boughs of

northern lights

out of darkness

About the author (2022)

Patterson Prize winner LYN LIFSHIN is the author of over 140 books, including the equine books, The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian, Secretariat: The Red Freak, The Miracle, and Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness.

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