However, it is not a dry read at all. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Wonderful story of Big Red. Paperback Sep 2016. Aquaculture (Commonwealth Blue Economy Series) Author: Commonwealth Secretariat. This story of 1973 triple crown winner Secretariat is packed with statistics on blood lines & racing stats; William Nack really knows his stuff. Wow, blew me away in tears. Great writing, captured me within the first 3 chapters. Find more information about: ISBN: 9780007410910 0007410913: OCLC Number: 646393805: Description: pages cm: Responsibility: William Nack. I don't know much about horse racing and have wanted to read a book for some time that provides insight into the practices and culture of the horse racing world while also telling a good story. However, it did help me understand, by the end of it all, why his feat and abilities were so impressive---so perhaps it needed the extremely long build-up. Great book a little slow reading in the beginning, I don't know much about horse racing and have wanted to read a book for some time that provides insight into the practices and culture of the horse racing world while also telling a good story. April 4th 2002 This book was the inspiration of the recent film of the same name. Today Leeanne lives in a 100-year-old Victorian house in Richmond with her husband Gary, hundreds of books and an office full of Secretariat memorabilia. (POLL BALLOT) Secretariat / William Nuck - 4****, Readers’ Top Histories and Biographies of the Last 5 Years. Wayne Dementi is a noted Richmond … Secretariat is arguably "the greatest all-time American thoroughbred," and turf editor Capps's devotion makes him the voice to call the race. I could almost feel what it was like to ride Secretariat in his races, William Nack describes them so well! William Nack is an American journalist and author. Hyperion; Reissue edition (August 31, 2010), Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2017. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Wto Secretariat books online. We thoroughly enjoyed this inspirational book. It was amazing to read about his journey leading up to the triple crown, and continuing on after the triple crown. Books by Commonwealth Secretariat. The story of Secretariat is great but this book does not flow like a well written story. It veers between lots of names, dates, places, races; and a novel like attempt at description that often seems overdone, incongruous and unnecessary. I have a much better understanding of the basics of the horse racing world now and a true appreciation for the magnificent race horse, Secretariat. Still, I think it could have been cut down to a quarter of th. Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2019. He has won many many races. I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars because i thought it was a good book. There were times in the book when I thought I was reading Genisis when they were going through the lineage of the horses. He lives in Washington D.C. with his … Fabulous, and, I re-watched the film, just for fun. The author does an amazing job of sharing Secretariat's story, and the love he had for this horse really showed throughout the entirety of the book. This book is for you! He was also the only non-human chosen as one of ESPN's 50 Greatest Athletes of … A coin toss determined ownership of the yet unborn foal that was to become the first Triple Crown winner in twenty-five years, breaking and still holding all three track records. I also liked that the author made a point to not choose sides or opinions, he kept his writing even and did not make any attempt to change the story of what really happened in those great years. I didn't finish it - stunning writing and amazing reporting, but way too much emphasis on the horse bloodlines for me! Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Secretariat. Bill Nack's biography does justice to the horse's amazing accomplishments. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published search results for this author. One of the problems with the writing, to my mind, was that he does not follow a timeline, he jumps back and forth in time in order to tell the stories of people and horses. “Secretariat has just tied the world record for nine furlongs. I also learned a lot about the ins and outs of racing, and how even at the speed they're going, horses can change their leads around the corners of the racetrack. I found this book really hard to get into it. Still, I think it could have been cut down to a quarter of the size and still been quite impactful. Find the Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List. He started his journalistic career as a reporter for Newsday before progressing to become a senior writer at Sports Illustrated for over twenty years. What was so unusual for me, so much was straight from the jockey on the sensations of racing a horse that running fast besides other horses also charging down the track. What a wonderful horse. He is running now as if in contempt of the clock. Just a great, inspirational story. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. What a horse, that Secretariat was! It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. This book was the inspiration of the recent film of the same name. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I got hooked when The Wall Street Journal ran a side by side video of the Belmont Stakes race of this year's winner, American Pharoah and Secretariat's run in 1973. Please try your request again later. [Raymond G Woolfe, Jr.] -- Secretariat, by Raymond Woolfe, Jr., the 25th Triple Crown Anniversary Edition is a celebration of the memory of America's most beloved racing champion. Bill Nack's biography does justice to the horse's amazing … My edition was from 2010 so you got even more interesting info to delve into. I enjoy the movie " Secretariat" and have seen it many times. Like with Seabiscuit, you've seen the movie, you know the story, you know he's going to win - and yet you're holding your breath when he races past the other horses, opens one lenght, five, ten, and wins by thirty one. Bruneaf XX 9-13/6/2010 by Secretariat Bruneaf and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. The book has made me eager to visit the Kentucky Horse Park, Churchill Downs Museum, etc. William Nack (Author) 4.7 out of 5 stars 317 ratings. 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. I should take the time to learn something new but horse racing is at the bottom of my list of sports. New Releases Coming Soon Boxed Sets Signed Books Books by Author Book Awards Celebrity Book Clubs & More Read Before You Stream Best Books of the Year B&N Classics B&N Collectible Editions B&N Exclusives Paperback Store Large Print Books Audiobooks. Some reviewers have lamented the recitation of the bloodlines that yielded such a horse, but I suspect that this information is needed by serious horsemen and it provides needed background to others such as I who are less informed. 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. I really thought I would like this book and couldn't wait to read it but then once I started to read it I realized it was not at all what I expected. There were times in the book when I thought I was reading Genisis when they were going through the lineage of the horses. Please try again. Great writing, captured me within the first 3 chapters. To book this author for a talk, email dementi@aol.com. And I know lots about this extraordinary horse and I hope you read it because you will love it. What wonderful memories come flooding back of watching him run in the Triple Crown. The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse by Lawrence Scanlan Paperback $17.49. 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 completed in twenty-five previous years or the thirty-eight-plus years that have followed. It is for keeping track of. This book honors the great racehorse who ran with such breathtaking speed, beauty, and power. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Commonwealth Secretariat books online. List Price: $50.00. This book is worth reading just for the chapter describing his Belmont Stakes record-breaking thirty-one length win, the author puts you in the stands yelling & cheering at probably the most exciting race in track history. Just Before the Finish Line: Juste Avant D'arriver by Hellenic Ministry of Culture, General Secretariat for the Olympic Games and a great selection of related books, … I knew I had witnessed excellence, perhaps even thoroughbred perfection, and so have thought countless others. William Nack is an American journalist and author. Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2020, He is a marvelous author. It is best for someone who is really into Secretariat and wants to know all about this incredible horse. In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest thoroughbred in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. I have a much better unde. Global Youth Development Index and Report 2016 . 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. I particularly liked his spin on the owner Helen Tweedy (aka Penny Chenery), and thought it pretty cool that both the jockey & trainer were Canadians. Secretariat. The book is a little over 450 pages, half of which is superfluous, in my opinion. If you want to read the book online you will have to find it somewhere else. This book wasn’t as easy to read as Seabiscuit, but a very thorough description of Secretariat and his accomplishments. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. (Even most of us who took riding lessons as a kid and teen and advanced to "galloping" haven't experienced RACING. Book: All Authors / Contributors: William Nack. Leeanne is the author of four books of regional historical interest, including the award-winning "The State Fair of Virginia - More Than A Midway," which featured a chapter on The Meadow. “[Charles] Hatton had no way of knowing it then as he sat on the bench, but there was a young racehorse turning the corner of the racetrack--perhaps 150 yards away--who would fulfill some ideal that he had been turning over in his head since Billy Walker put it there more than fifty years ago. ), Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2010. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 30, 2017, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 25, 2017, rely very good recommend it i could not put it down. It is best for someone who is really into Secretariat and wants to know all about this incredible horse. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Wasn’t sure if I was going to finish this book as the beginning and the genealogy was Just. NOOK Top 100 NY Times Bestsellers. Author: Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr. Joseph Muscat (Foreword), Rt. A true horse legend, Secretariat still inspires new generations of fans 30 years after his incredible Triple Crown victory. So. Secretariat was the best-known and most beloved race horse of the twentieth century. The book was very dry and boring. Boring. Read like a novel in speed, but was full of fascinating facts on race horses from breeding them to running them. This updated edition previously published in hardcover: Lanham, Md. This book is so well researched and filled with every single fact you could imagine, but could get confusing if you are not into horses and racing. Maybe I'll try watching the movie and see what I think but the book had so much background into the business and how the money flowed and even though they took wonderful care of the horses it wasn't with love, it was a business. Refresh and try again. Mr Wolfe takes you to the twin spires of the Kentucky Derby and describes the paddocks, buildings, and unbridled excitement like you were … Overall, I really enjoyed this book. There was a lot of fascinating information on racehorses, training, techniques, and bloodlines. This is the book that the popular Disney movie was based on. Editorial reviews. Now, In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest thoroughbred in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. The second half is really the heart of the book, with all the major races that make one's heart pound with excitement. Amazon Price New from Used from Audible Audiobook, Unabridged "Please retry" CDN$ 0.00 . There's a problem loading this menu right now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I also learned about running a "twelve clip" and lineage as well. Did you see the movie? To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Explore Now. Great book. There was a problem loading your book clubs. This book is an immense effort, with endless thoroughbred racing facts, lore and and insider views by the author. by Da Capo Press. Please check www.meadoweventpark.com for updates. Shop the latest titles by Secretariat D Etat at Alibris UK including hardcovers, paperbacks, 1st editions, and audiobooks from thousands of sellers worldwide. (ISBN 978-1586670672) The book is a non-fiction work that recounts the story of the legendary American Thoroughbred racehorse Secretariat who won the Triple Crown in 1973.. It is so very nice to see the behind-the-scenes story. I should take the time to learn something new but horse racing is at t. I really thought I would like this book and couldn't wait to read it but then once I started to read it I realized it was not at all what I expected. Bill Nack takes the reader through the lives of the horses and people that played prominent roles in the life of Secretariat. Secretariat more than filled the bill for both of these goals. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I was glad that I did not have to take a test on it and was sorry it did not come with charts of bloodlines and race statistics. I've always had a love for race horses since my first horse was a OTTB turned eventing horse. His behind the scenes look at the world of horse breeders is fascinating. I really don't understand or care who parented who. Please try again. “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. Wonderful, an amazing racehorse. I was hoping for another Seabiscuit but this is more like Slowpoke. Find more information about: ISBN: 9781586671174 1586671170: OCLC Number: 471813055 : Notes: "Updated ed."--Cover. The author does an amazing job of sharing Secretariat's story, and the love he had for this horse really showed throughout the entirety of the book. Accompanied by stunning photographs, here is the behind-the-scenes story of Secretariat--Horse of the Century. Start by marking “Secretariat: The Making of a Champion” as Want to Read: Error rating book. But after I got through that part the rest of the book was good, especially the descriptions of the races. In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest champion in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I'm not interested in the genealogy of Secretariat, nor who owned what horse and who they bred to, etc. However, it did help me understand, by the end of it all, why his feat and abilities were so impressive---so perhaps it needed the extremely long build-up. Compare … eBooks. How anybody was inspired to create a movie from this particular book I have no idea. What's interesting is that when they portray the horse running the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont, for the Triple Crown and even though I know the outcome, the races are still thrilling. Great book. Parts of this book really took me back to being a horse-crazy 12-year-old who read every Marguerite Henry book I could get my hands on! Too much for me, perhaps. It was amazing to read about his journey leading up to the triple crown, and continuing on after the triple crown. This book was the inspiration of the recent film of the same name. 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. This book is really good; but not parallel to the movie. Laura Hillenbrand (born May 15, 1967) is an American author of books and magazine articles. Reviews. His is probably not, on the other hand, the When I decided to read it again, I couldn't ind my copy, so I bought it again. 1 talking about this. To see what your friends thought of this book, If you want to read the book online you will have to find it somewhere else. Do you like equine genealogy? It is best for someone who is really into Secretariat and wants to know all about this incredible horse. This is probably a really good book, but it focused alot of races and what it takes to be In them. That left me a little confused and with the feeling that if I was to really try to remember things that I had better take notes. I felt it was a bit of an overload, e.g., I didn't need to know the groomsman's personal history, when what I was really interested in was Secretariat's career. Book Buzz TOURS SUSPENDED: The regular narrated tours at The Meadow have been suspended indefinitely. This book is so well researched and filled with every single fact you could imagine, but could get confusing if you are not into horses and racing. Too much for me, perhaps. Search. Home. This item: Secretariat by William Nack Paperback $14.88. Rather it is an accurate and exciting tale of a horse whose accomplishments may never be equaled. Goodreads does not have online books to read. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Find items in libraries near you. I thought it would be more about the horses themselves! That was just wrong. 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 completed in twenty-five previous years or the thirty-eight-plus years that have followed. Still, I enjoyed reading about Secretariat very much. Welcome back. My husband and I read this together. : Derrydale Press, 2001. I liked it a lot more than the movie. Find all the books, read about the author and more. I think that if you are a person who is not 'into horses' or does not know a lot about horses, you will like the movie better. I have read this book several times since it was published. I also am not into horse racing so all the timing and how they placed them in the race was foreign to me. [Timothy T Capps] -- A true horse legend, Secretariat still inspires new generations of fans thirty years after his incredible Triple Crown victory. Get this from a library! The author Raymond G. Woolfe tells the trials and successes of training and racing Secretariat from his foaling at the Meadows, flipping of the coin with Mr. Phipps and changing Penny Tweedy's fortunes to racing the horse of the century, Secretariat. this book is called secretariat it is by Raymond G. The book genre is non fiction. … This book is an immense effort, with endless thoroughbred racing facts, lore and and insider views by the author. While the early chapters drag a bit because the author goes into great detail about Secretariat's and other famous race horses genealogy, once you get past these chapters (I skimmed them) the book really gets cooking. This author does a very good job detailing the life of this famous thoroughbred, who is one of the greatest ever. I liked it a lot more than the movie. It is for keeping track of books, reviews, etc. This book is a great collect. Something went wrong. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Excellent bio of this super Thoroughbred. Secretariat is a book written by Raymond G. Woolfe, Jr. which was published in 2001 by The Derrydale Press. Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2019. Secretariat's Meadow “Secretariat’s Meadow-The Land, The Family, The Legend” is a non-fiction story by Kate Chenery Tweedy that is full of history, family pride, and of course horses. The barrage of facts would be interspersed with detailed descriptions of what someone was wearing or how a room was decorated. What a wonderful read. [Raymond G Woolfe] ... Book: All Authors / Contributors: Raymond G Woolfe. And there family made lots of money. At this point, Secretariat is arguably the greatest racehorse of all time. I also am not into horse racing so all the timing and how they placed them in the race was foreign to me. I learned a lot about racing history in that time period and some of the facts stunned me. One of the problems with the writing, to my mind, was that he does not follow a timeline, he jumps back and forth in time in order. I think that if you are a person who is not 'into horses' or does not know a lot about horses, you will like the movie better. Please try again. This book is a great collection of historical facts, along with a well written story of the truth behind a great race horse. had a copy of the dvd but wanted the book also to read, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 29, 2019, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 11, 2016, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 8, 2017. With a passion for horse racing, he penned several sports titles including Secretariat: The Making of a Champion, which is soon to be released as a Disney feature film. I got hooked when The Wall Street Journal ran a side by side video of the Belmont Stakes race of this year's winner, American Pharoah and Secretariat's run in 1973. So impressed, he decided to keep a journal and a side-focus on Secretariat for the long term. If horse genealogy isn't your thing you may find yourself skipping a lot of the book, which is what I did. I also learned a lot about the ins and outs of racing, and how even at the speed they're going, horses ca. Every detail is interesting, satisfying to know and increases my respect, admiration and love for "Big Red". This book is an immense effort, with endless thoroughbred racing facts, lore and and insider views by the author. lj (jan 2012). Reading about animals that have talents above others it is another reminder of God showing us that we can have hope in excellence and perseverance. Ships from and sold by turningnewleaf. This book is about a amazing racehorse that is really well known. So this last time I saw the movie, I felt compelled to learn more about this one-of-a-kind amazing horse. We’d love your help. Secretariat.. [Pamela Barclay; Harold Henriksen] -- A biography of the horse who in 1973 became the ninth horse in ninety-one years to win the Triple Crown. The Christian Roberts Series: Secretariat Reborn, the cloning of a legendary racehorse. “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 … He takes you back several generations to show you how Secretariat was made into a champion. I have this thing about famous horse books. I particularly liked his spin on the owner Helen Tweedy (aka Penny Chenery), and thought it pretty cool that both the jockey & trainer were Canadians. 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