Horse Racing William Nack Secretariat

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Secretariat

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The remarkable true story of `Big Red,' one of America's finest racehorses.When her beloved Meadow Stables is faced with closure following her father's illness, housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over. Despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge she calls in assistance from trainer Lucien Laurin and a host of successful jockeys.Pitted against the Phipps' racing dynasty, Penny takes the decision to breed her mare Somethingroyal to the Phipps' Bold Ruler, the nation's favourite stallion. With the toss of a coin it is agreed that one family will take Somethingroyal's first foal with the losing stable taking the colt out of Hasty Matelda and Somethingroyal's second foal. Penny loses the toss, but the wait for the unborn foal proves fortuitous when a bright red chestnut colt is born, Secretariat. Nicknamed "Big Red," with Laurin's guidance, Penny manages to navigate the male-dominated business of horse racing, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.Now, more than 30 years after its initial publication, the story of "Big Red" continues to be a classic. Secretariat is the tale of a great racehorse but also a testimony to the dedication of Penny Chenery. Following her triumph with Secretariat she was elected as the first female member of The Jockey Club, changing the face of American horse racing forever.

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William Nack is an American journalist and author. He started his journalistic career as a reporter for Newsday before progressing to become a senior writer at Sports Illustrated for over twenty years. 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. He lives in Washington D.C. with his family.

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Secretariat captured the public's attention from his remarkable season in 1973 to his 1989 death. Sports Illustrated writer Nack here updates his 1975 portrait of the Triple Crown-winning champion, whose records set at the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes have yet to be broken. This edition includes a new preface, Secretariat's breeding history and race chart, and an account of his death.
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The remarkable true story of Big Red, one of America s finest racehorses. When her beloved Meadow Stables is faced with closure following her father s illness, housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over. Despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge she calls in assistance from trainer Lucien Laurin and a host of successful jockeys. Pitted against the Phipps racing dynasty, Penny takes the decision to breed her mare Somethingroyal to the Phipps Bold Ruler, the nation s favourite stallion. With the toss of a coin it is agreed that one family will take Somethingroyal s first foal with the losing stable taking the colt out of Hasty Matelda and Somethingroyal s second foal. Penny loses the toss, but the wait for the unborn foal proves fortuitous when a bright red chestnut colt is born, Secretariat. Nicknamed Big Red, with Laurin s guidance, Penny manages to navigate the male-dominated business of horse racing, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time. Now, more than 30 years after its initial publication, the story of Big Red continues to be a classic.Secretariat is the tale of a great racehorse but also a testimony to the dedication of Penny Chenery. Following her triumph with Secretariat she was elected as the first female member of The Jockey Club, changing the face of American horse racing forever. Codice libro della libreria AA89780007410910

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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The remarkable true story of `Big Red, one of America s finest racehorses.When her beloved Meadow Stables is faced with closure following her father s illness, housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over. Despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge she calls in assistance from trainer Lucien Laurin and a host of successful jockeys.Pitted against the Phipps racing dynasty, Penny takes the decision to breed her mare Somethingroyal to the Phipps Bold Ruler, the nation s favourite stallion. With the toss of a coin it is agreed that one family will take Somethingroyal s first foal with the losing stable taking the colt out of Hasty Matelda and Somethingroyal s second foal. Penny loses the toss, but the wait for the unborn foal proves fortuitous when a bright red chestnut colt is born, Secretariat. Nicknamed Big Red, with Laurin s guidance, Penny manages to navigate the male-dominated business of horse racing, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.Now, more than 30 years after its initial publication, the story of Big Red continues to be a classic. Secretariat is the tale of a great racehorse but also a testimony to the dedication of Penny Chenery. Following her triumph with Secretariat she was elected as the first female member of The Jockey Club, changing the face of American horse racing forever. Codice libro della libreria AA89780007410910

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