To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. What a wonderful horse. … We’d love your help. It is best for someone who is really into Secretariat and wants to know all about this incredible horse. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 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. This has become one of my favorite books, and even if you're not a horse person, I feel that anyone would enjoy this book about this amazing animal. 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. [Timothy T Capps] -- A true horse legend, Secretariat still inspires new generations of fans thirty years after his incredible Triple Crown victory. 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. 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, … eBooks. He takes you back several generations to show you how Secretariat was made into a champion. I've always had a love for race horses since my first horse was a OTTB turned eventing horse. ), Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2010. Browse. This book is an immense effort, with endless thoroughbred racing facts, lore and and insider views by the author. We thoroughly enjoyed this inspirational book. His behind the scenes look at the world of horse breeders is fascinating. List Price: $87.00. Author: Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr. Joseph Muscat (Foreword), Rt. It veers between lots of names, dates, places, races; and a novel like attempt at description that often seems overdone, incongruous and unnecessary. This book was the inspiration of the recent film of the same name. Now William Nack updates his acclaimed portrait with a new afterword that examines the legacy of one of ESPN's "100 Greatest Athletes of the Century": the only horse to ever grace the covers of. Free with your Audible trial: Paperback "Please retry" CDN$ 23.60 . Bill Nack's biography does justice to the horse's amazing accomplishments. He is running now as if in contempt of the clock. Secretariat was the best-known and most beloved race horse of the twentieth century. “[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. Wayne Dementi is a noted Richmond … 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 story of Secretariat is great but this book does not flow like a well written story. Secretariat is a book written by Raymond G. Woolfe, Jr. which was published in 2001 by The Derrydale Press. Bill Nack takes the reader through the lives of the horses and people that played prominent roles in the life of Secretariat. I thought it would be more about the horses themselves! 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. Wasn’t sure if I was going to finish this book as the beginning and the genealogy was Just. Reviews. Great book. I'm not interested in the genealogy of Secretariat, nor who owned what horse and who they bred to, etc. I don't always agree with how they are used in racing and it hurt my heart so much to read about one of the horses dying on the track of a heart attack and the jockey had been hitting with his stick to make him run. Her two bestselling nonfiction books, Seabiscuit: An American Legend (2001) and Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (2010), have … Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. 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. (POLL BALLOT) Secretariat / William Nuck - 4****, Readers’ Top Histories and Biographies of the Last 5 Years. But after I got through that part the rest of the book was good, especially the descriptions of the races. 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. I have a much better unde. I have read this book several times since it was published. Editorial reviews. Those watching him begin to comprehend the magnitude of the effort. 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. This book is really good; but not parallel to the movie. 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. The book is a little over 450 pages, half of which is superfluous, in my opinion. Great writing, captured me within the first 3 chapters. And I know lots about this extraordinary horse and I hope you read it because you will love it. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Laura Hillenbrand (born May 15, 1967) is an American author of books and magazine articles. eBooks. If you want to read the book online you will have to find it somewhere else. 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. If that information interests you, this is a great book. It is best for someone who is really into Secretariat and wants to know all about this incredible horse. Start by marking “Secretariat: The Making of a Champion” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse, Out of the Clouds: The Unlikely Horseman and the Unwanted Colt Who Conquered the Sport of Kings. Compare … I did, and can definitely say that the 'feel good' movie barely touched the surface of Secretariat and all that was going on before and around him....and was written by William Nack, who was a new Turf Reporter when Secretariat made his 2-year old appearance. I could almost feel what it was like to ride Secretariat in his races, William Nack describes them so well! The book was very dry and boring. In Stock. This book is about a amazing racehorse that is really well known. Great writing, captured me within the first 3 chapters. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Excellent bio of this super Thoroughbred. 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. The only horse to ever grace the covers of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated in the same week, he also still holds the records for the fastest times in both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. 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. She grew up visiting her grandfather’s Virginia farm, The Meadow, and watching his Thoroughbreds race at the major tracks of the northeast. I enjoy the movie " Secretariat" and have seen it many times. His behind the scenes look at the world of horse breeders is fascinating. Overall, an informative look into the life of one of the greatest racehorses in the history of the sport. It is for keeping track of. At this point, Secretariat is arguably the greatest racehorse of all time. There's a problem loading this menu right now. There was a lot of fascinating information on racehorses, training, techniques, and bloodlines. Books by Commonwealth Secretariat. Great book. Please try again. I didn't finish it - stunning writing and amazing reporting, but way too much emphasis on the horse bloodlines for me! To book this author for a talk, email dementi@aol.com. 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. 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. Shop the latest titles by Secretariat D Etat at Alibris UK including hardcovers, paperbacks, 1st editions, and audiobooks from thousands of sellers worldwide. 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. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I knew I had witnessed excellence, perhaps even thoroughbred perfection, and so have thought countless others. 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. 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. 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. This is probably a really good book, but it focused alot of races and what it takes to be In them. The second half is really the heart of the book, with all the major races that make one's heart pound with excitement. There was a problem loading your book clubs. 40 photos. I liked it a lot more than the movie. 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! 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. 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. Find all the books, read about the author and more. Book Buzz TOURS SUSPENDED: The regular narrated tours at The Meadow have been suspended indefinitely. Global Youth Development Index and Report 2016 . : Derrydale Press, 2001. The book has made me eager to visit the Kentucky Horse Park, Churchill Downs Museum, etc. I should take the time to learn something new but horse racing is at the bottom of my list of sports. That was just wrong. 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. Hyperion; Reissue edition (August 31, 2010), Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2017. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. 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. 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. The author, who was on personal terms with Secretariat's owner, trainers, grooms, and jockey and who photographed "Big Red" throughout his career, gives us this enthralling intimate portrait - the triumphs and disasters - of Secretariat's gallop to immortality. He started his journalistic career as a reporter for Newsday before progressing to become a senior writer at Sports Illustrated for over twenty years. Wonderful story of Big Red. Book: All Authors / Contributors: William Nack. 1 talking about this. Accompanied by stunning photographs, here is the behind-the-scenes story of Secretariat--Horse of the Century. The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse by Lawrence Scanlan Paperback $17.49. List Price: $50.00. Find items in libraries near you. I definitely recommend this excellent biography of Secretariat. I liked it a lot more than the movie. In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest thoroughbred in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. 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. I have this thing about famous horse books. “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 … Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Now, In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest thoroughbred in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. His is probably not, on the other hand, the Just a great, inspirational story. The barrage of facts would be interspersed with detailed descriptions of what someone was wearing or how a room was decorated. 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. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Refresh and try again. 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. Fabulous, and, I re-watched the film, just for fun. Please try again. This book was the inspiration of the recent film of the same name. William Nack (Author) 4.7 out of 5 stars 317 ratings. This book is a great collection of historical facts, along with a well written story of the truth behind a great race horse. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2019. 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. It veers between lots of names, dates, places, races; and a novel like attempt at description that often seems overdone, incongruous and unnecessary. 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. Still, I think it could have been cut down to a quarter of the size and still been quite impactful. Wow, blew me away in tears. This book is an immense effort, with endless thoroughbred racing facts, lore and and insider views by the author. Secretariat. So I've ordered every book about him. I've always had a love for race horses since my first horse was a OTTB turned eventing horse. What a horse, that Secretariat was! I was hoping for another Seabiscuit but this is more like Slowpoke. It is so very nice to see the behind-the-scenes story. This updated edition previously published in hardcover: Lanham, Md. 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. At this point, Secretariat is arguably the greatest racehorse of all time. and I will be watching the Kentucky Derby and other horse races with much more interest in the future. William Nack is an American journalist and author. Secretariat more than filled the bill for both of these goals. Goodreads does not have online books to read. by Da Capo Press. If horse genealogy isn't your thing you may find yourself skipping a lot of the book, which is what I did. Wonderful, an amazing racehorse. It is best for someone who is really into Secretariat and wants to know all about this incredible horse. Please try your request again later. Now I know what “going the distance” really means, and it’s got nothing to do with Field Of Dreams. (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.. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars because i thought it was a good book. I also am not into horse racing so all the timing and how they placed them in the race was foreign to me. He lives in Washington D.C. with his … “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. It is for keeping track of books, reviews, etc. NOOK Top 100 NY Times Bestsellers. It was amazing to read about his journey leading up to the triple crown, and continuing on after the triple crown. This is the book that the popular Disney movie was based on. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Explore Now. What wonderful memories come flooding back of watching him run in the Triple Crown. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Commonwealth Secretariat books online. Secretariat. Home. There were times in the book when I thought I was reading Genisis when they were going through the lineage of the horses. This book is an immense effort, with endless thoroughbred racing facts, lore and and insider views by the author. as it talks about the family and history before him. 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. Get this from a library! It was amazing to read about his journey leading up to the triple crown, and continuing on after the triple crown. 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. A solid racehorse biography. Still, I enjoyed reading about Secretariat very much. Unable to add item to List. Now I know what “going the distance” really means, and it’s got nothing to do with Field Of. Find the Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. I learned a lot about racing history in that time period and some of the facts stunned me. 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. Growing up Derby Day ranked right up there with Christmas and my birthday. KATE CHENERY TWEEDY A native of Denver, Colorado, Kate Chenery Tweedy is the daughter of Secretariat’s owner-manager Penny Chenery, and granddaughter of his breeder, Christopher Chenery. 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. And there family made lots of money. There were times in the book when I thought I was reading Genisis when they were going through the lineage of the horses. However, it is not a dry read at all. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. This author does a very good job detailing the life of this famous thoroughbred, who is one of the greatest ever. I learned a lot about racing history in that time period and some of the facts stunned me. He has won many many races. 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. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Wto Secretariat books online. I also am not into horse racing so all the timing and how they placed them in the race was foreign to me. “Secretariat has just tied the world record for nine furlongs. William Nack is an American journalist and author. 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. Aquaculture (Commonwealth Blue Economy Series) Author: Commonwealth Secretariat. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. This item: Secretariat by William Nack Paperback $14.88. However, it is not a dry read at all. Bill Nack's biography does justice to the horse's amazing accomplishments. 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. MARCH 30 SPECIAL MESSAGE from Leeanne Meadows Ladin, former Secretariat tourism manager at The Meadow and co-author of “Secretariat’s Meadow – The Land, The Family, The Legend” and “Riva Ridge – Penny’s First … search results for this author. I really don't understand or care who parented who. Still, I think it could have been cut down to a quarter of th. 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. What a wonderful read. Mr Wolfe takes you to the twin spires of the Kentucky Derby and describes the paddocks, buildings, and unbridled excitement like you were … Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. 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. Do you like equine genealogy? William Nack’s love of this horse he spent a lifetime following comes through loud & clear. A slow read without any fire. Find more information about: ISBN: 9780007410910 0007410913: OCLC Number: 646393805: Description: pages cm: Responsibility: William Nack. Please try again. Too much for me, perhaps. 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. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. 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