Secretariat's Meadow: The Land, the Family, the Legend by Kate Chenery Tweedy, Leeanne Ladin |, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Secretariat's Meadow

Secretariat's Meadow

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by Kate Chenery Tweedy, Leanne Ladin
     
 

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On March 30, 1970, Secretariat drew his first breath in a little white foaling shed on a historic farm called The Meadow in Caroline County, Virginia. Three years later he would leave the nation breathless as he captured the Triple Crown, shattering records and rivals alike. At The Meadow, “America’s Super Horse” learned to gallop across its

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On March 30, 1970, Secretariat drew his first breath in a little white foaling shed on a historic farm called The Meadow in Caroline County, Virginia. Three years later he would leave the nation breathless as he captured the Triple Crown, shattering records and rivals alike. At The Meadow, “America’s Super Horse” learned to gallop across its rolling fields and its loamy track. There, Secretariat first felt the calming hand of a groom, the taste of a bit in his mouth and the weight of a rider on his back. At The Meadow, the foundation was laid for a legend. Though much has been written about his spectacular racing career, the complete story of Secretariat’s birthplace and the Chenery family who raised and raced him has never been told…until now. And a Chenery granddaughter is telling it. “Secretariat’s Meadow – The Land, The Family, The Legend” reveals an intimate picture of this storied place from the viewpoint of Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery (Tweedy) and granddaughter of Meadow Stable’s founder Christopher T. Chenery. Co-authored with Leeanne Meadows Ladin, the book tells not only Secretariat’s story, but the story of an enduring piece of land where an “empire built on broodmares” eventually produced an immortal son.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013020603
Publisher:
Pathway Book Service
Publication date:
08/15/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
92,451
File size:
17 MB
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Meet the Author

Kate Chenery Tweedy learned to ride at The Meadow as a child and later joined the family at races in New York and Saratoga Springs. At age twenty, she was in the eye of the whirlwind surrounding Secretariat and experienced his historic Triple Crown win at her mother’s side at Belmont. She has accompanied her mother, “the first lady of racing,” in her travels across the country to keep Secretariat’s legacy alive. Kate, an erstwhile lawyer, now teacher, editor, author and family historian, spent three years researching to do justice to the story of her remarkable grandfather and mother whose horses brought the national attention to that timeless place, The Meadow. She and her husband Jerry live in Littleton, Colorado. Her two grown daughters are educators and writers as well.

Leeanne Meadows Ladin also learned to ride at her grandparents’ farm in Virginia, racing pinto ponies on red clay fields by the Blackwater River with her cousins. She 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. She and her husband Gary live in Richmond, Virginia. Her website is www.freereinwriting.com

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