EBOOK / PDF (Big Red of Meadow Stable) author William Nack
Nothing to do with Field Of Dreams This book is
worth reading ust for the chapter describing his Belmont Stakes record breaking thirty one length win the author puts you reading Betrayals just for the chapter describing his Belmont Stakes record breaking thirty one length win the author puts you the stands yelling cheering at probably the most exciting race in track history William Nack s love of this horse he spent a lifetime following comes through loud clear Just a great inspirational story I struggled to get into this one There is a ton of name dropping and very little description of who they are Some names do inheritor of the Campbells Soup dynasty etc but a lot don t so it was difficult keeping everyone straight especially when it came to the syndication chapter A full chapter onust names And it isn t Betrayals: The Unpredictability of Human Relations just human names You ll hear about Citation and Man O War and Native Dancer and Nasrullah If you aren t familiar to the world of racing this may be a bit of a shockBut the races were so well done and done in so much detail that I found myself holding my breath while reading I couldn t put it down Unfortunately those don t really happen until the end of the book so you have a lot to slog through before you get thereIf someone is really interested in getting into the nitty gritty of Secretariat please read this book You will learn everything you need to know to every race he lost every race he won every warm up and even a history on his bloodlines If you areust interested in passing in Secretariat watch the movie I enjoyed it immensely and it was well done Keep in mind some things are exaggerated to keep it interesting but for the most part it is pretty accurate Great book I liked it a lot than the movie 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 This book is so well researched and filled with every single fact you could "the movie better This book is so well researched and filled with every single fact you could but could get confusing if you are not into horses and racing Great writing captured me within the first 3 chapters I learned a lot about racing history in that time period and some of the facts stunned me This book is a great collection of historical facts along with a well written story of the truth behind a great race horse 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 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 it I realized it was not at all 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 I really don t understand or care who parented who I also am not into horse racing so all the timing and how they placed them in the race was foreign to me I should take the time to learn something new but horse racing is at the bottom of my list of sports 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 Bat Ode jockey had been hitting with his stick to make him run That wasust wrong 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. Rait 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 Time Newsweek and Sports Illustrated all in the same wee. Is retired to studNot helping is Nack s writing style which I Bitter Choices: Blue-Collar Women in and out of Work just didn t enjoy very much It s very dry and factual and rather dull The book is filled with times run and names of horses in Secretariat s bloodline There s also a lot of digressions and an overly long section about the phone calls made to every single person who was offered a share when Secretariat was syndicated The end of the book has one article which I enjoyed than all the rest of the book it s a personal story of Nack s relationship with the horse which made me understand why he loved Secretariat and wanted to write about him I think I would have enjoyed the whole book a lot if it was told in this way Seriouslyust read Seabiscuit Much emotional Barrio: Photographs from Chicago's Pilsen and Little Village journey of a horse overcoming obstacles and winning much interesting cast of characters horse and surrounding personalities much interesting history and much better explanations of the horse racing world Reallyust a much better book My husband and I read this together We thoroughly enjoyed this inspirational book Reading about animals that have talents above others it "Is Another Reminder Of "another reminder of showing us that we can have hope in excellence and perseverance Did you see the movie 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 himand was written by William Nack who was a new Turf Reporter when Secretariat made his 2 year old appearance So impressed he decided to keep a ournal and a side focus on Secretariat for the long termTherefore this book starts with the history of the major players in Secretariat s life The Chenery family and how The Meadow came about Claiborne Farm still ranked among the top breeders This book is definitely a lesson not a novelbut was so very interesting Details Statistics And a indepth look into everythingThe coin toss The birth The naming The training All are given substance as this goes into the actual details of what was going on Like the saving of The Meadow was initiated by Riva Ridge another Chenery horse who was a year older and had won the 1972 Derby lost the Preakness and came back to win the Belmont So if you enjoyed the movie but suspect that there was There was Do you wonder about her long distance marriage and how it was affected by her taking active leadership in the breeding racing How about
The 608 Million Syndication DealRegardless This Was A Very Informative 608 million syndication dealRegardless this was a very informative on Secretariat and an excellent look at what goes on in the racing industry Reading the chapters on the races had my heart pounding ust as if I was there and could feel the beat of the hooves I totally recommend this I didn t finish it stunning writing and amazing reporting but way too much emphasis on the horse bloodlines for me A slow read without any fire I was hoping for another Seabiscuit but this is like Slowpoke This story of 1973 triple crown winner Secretariat is packed with statistics on blood lines racing stats William Nack really knows his stuff However it is not a dry read at all His behind the scenes look at the world of horse breeders is fascinating I particularly liked his spin on the owner Helen Tweedy aka Penny Chenery and thought it pretty cool that both the ockey trainer were Canadians Now I know what going the distance really means and it s got. Etariat 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 Now William Nack updates his acclaimed port. A legend is bornA true story of a remarkable Thoroughbred racehorse that has now also been made into a film for the big screen Secretariat has to be one of my favorite books on racing ever written Euivalent to works such as Seabiscuit Arle and Red Rum this racehorse s story is one that is heartwarming magical and truly inspirational proving that the sky is the limit Fast paced at a thrilling gallop this story maintains its momentum throughout where you ultimately loose yourself within the melee of thundering hooves and the scattering of dirt whilst a commentary thunders in the background Here is living proof that ones dream can turn into reality as long as one possesses the determination drive and will to succeed that you can do anything Penny Chenery is such a woman with a dream who is not afraid to stand out within the male dominated world of the racing game where
she must fight her way to the top She is a heroine must fight her way to the top She is a heroine all women who aspire to living their dream and making the impossible possible with much courage and strength of character As her world is turned upside down with the death of her father Penny has to make a decision on whether to sell or keep her father s
beloved farm Meadow Stables and it is this crucial choice that sets in motion the course of farm Meadow Stables and it is this crucial choice that sets in motion the course of future Things are never the same again once she takes the reins and breathes life into this failing run down yard that is balancing on a knife s edge giving all those that surround her a sense of hope and optimism for the future With the aid of the outlandish but charismatic Lucien Laurin and a blazing bright chestnut colt called Secretariat Penny travels on the most exhilarating rollercoaster of a ride Here the unlikeliest of combinations with a female trainer and a gangly looking horse get set to change history by becoming the first Triple Crown winner in America for 25 years A legend is thus born in the form of Big Red as he was known whose endurance and stamina astonishes all who encounter him Reading this book is like opening a window onto the past and being able to experience a poignant and unforgettable moment within history that along with other greats shall not be forgotten Here dreams are made that flourish blossom and grow hence turning the vision in ones mind into reality Penny is a testament to all those who go that extra mile and beyond who have that self belief to push the boundaries and reach those unreachable heights 25Maybe it s not fair to compare Secretariat to Seabiscuit but here I go While I can t udge who would have won in a race between the two horses one s story is far superior and that is Seabiscuit s Secretariat came from basically a royal bloodline he was big and beautiful and upon his death was discovered to *have an enlarged heart which may have been what helped him run so fast I *an enlarged heart which may have been what helped him run so fast I appreciate that he was uite an amazing animal and probably pretty wonderful to watch I haven t actually seen his races but really what could he do but win Running from behind in a race is not the same as overcoming all odds to win and knowing going into the story that Secretariat won the Triple Crown meant that there was very little suspense in the book Here s the story in a nutshell Secretariat is born shows promise is syndicated before it s known if he will be a distance runner wins the Triple Crown and. In 1973 Secretariat the greatest thoroughbred in horse racing history won the Triple Crown The only horse to ever break the two minute mark in winning the Kentucky Derby until recent winner Monarchos Secr.