Secretariat

Secretariat

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by Raymond G. Woolfe
     
 

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Accompanied by stunning photographs, here is the behind-the-scenes story of Secretariat - Horse of the Century. 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. The author, who was on personal terms with Secretariat's owner, trainers,… See more details below

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Accompanied by stunning photographs, here is the behind-the-scenes story of Secretariat - Horse of the Century. 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. 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.

Editorial Reviews

In and Around Horse Country
It's a knockout of a racing story, with many photos by the author and a new foreword by Ron Turcotte.
The New Yorker
a delight—either to read or just to look at the pictures.
Daily Racing Form - Joe Hirsch
If you have taste for a beautiful book, this one's for you.
Roger Caras
A first-rate gift book for anyone who loves horses, anyone who loves racing and for sports fans generally.
Dick Francis
Absolutely beautiful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586670672
Publisher:
Derrydale Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Raymond G. Woolfe Jr. is a photojournalist, licensed trainer, manager of horse farms, and designer of racecourses and thoroughbred training facilities. At the age of sixteen, he became the youngest professional steeplechase jockey. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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