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, 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....
|Publisher||:||Harper Collins Publ UK 25 Oktober 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Seiten|
|File Size||:||965 KB|
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Diane Lane ist eine meiner Lielingsschauspielerinnen. Deshalb und auch weil ioch eine Pferdeliebhaberin bin, hat mir dieser Film sehr gefallen. Obwohl der Film nicht ganz zur Originalgeschichte passt, gab es keine drastischen Veraenderungen. Die Originalgeschichte mit allen Details kann man im Sachbuch erlesen.
Ein wunderschöner und informativer Film, der nicht nur die Geschichte des Pferdes, sondern auch die seiner Herrin eindrucksvoll erzählt. Besonders schön ist das "Making of" mit Interviews von Cast und Crew sowie der "Original"-Besitzerin von Secretariat.Sehr empfehlenswert für Pferde- und Rennsportfans!
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Was soll man sagen, dass ist für alle Pferdefreunde ein muss! :)Die Geschichte ist einfach nur traumhaft, also schnell in den Warenkorb damit! :D
This book was originally published in 1975 as BIG RED OF MEADOW STABLE. I read the book when it first came out, and I thought it was one of the greatest books ever written on thoroughbred racing. I finally bought a copy of my own in 1989, just a couple of months before my visit to see the great horse in Kentucky.Perhaps because I saw Secretariat just weeks before he was put down, this book still brings the tears to my eyes when I read it. It takes a truly outstanding writer to write about such a magnificent subject, and Nack fills the bill beautifully. He traces Secretariat's lineage and of the history of Claiborne Farm in Kentucky, long the leading breeder of thoroughbred race horses. He writes in depth about Secretariat's races leading up to the legendary Triple Crown triumph of 1973. He writes about observers such as Charles Hatton, who spotted Secretariat's greatness immediately and who called Secretariat the greatest horse he had ever seen.The only flaw in this great book is that it stops at Secretariat's retirement. There is no updated edition of this book. Perhaps someday Nack will write the rest of the Secretariat story. He certainly wrote a magnificent obituary about him in Sports Illustrated called "Pure Heart."All in all a great book.
As a long-time serious Thoroughbred fan, I loved the book about Secretariat! I have it as well as two on Ruffian and one on Cigar. Wish more great horses could have books written about them, but I think horse people are a very select group and books like these aren't what make the best-seller list, alas! I watched Secretariat win the Triple Crown and it is a tribute to his greatness that he still holds the record for the Derby and Belmont. It is and has been a great disservice to this legendary horse to deny him his record-winning time in the Preakness. It will be a long time before we ever see another three-year-old quite like him--if ever. He captured the imagination and hearts of everyone during 1973 and many hearts broke when he had to die at age 19. I will never forget him.
Secretariat lived for 14 more years after this book was originally published, which would have been good material for an updated version of the book. Secretariat sired several fine race horses (including Lady's Secret and General Assembly). He was the main attraction at Claiborne Farms, where many people from all over the world came to visit him after he retired from racing. He was racing's greatest ambassador. Mr. Nack should consider an updated version taking these things into account, particularly in light of his very touching article he wrote for Sports Illustrated in 1990 describing his life following Secretariat through his Triple Crown season and his profound sadness at his passing in 1989.
This book is a must for Secretariat fans. I agree that the author has more material for a follow up book in covering Secretariat's offspring - of which he sired over 40 stakes winners. The main problem in Secreatriat's sire career was that people held the unfair and unrealistic expectation for him to reproduce himself. He remained the main attraction at Claiborne Farms in Paris, KY until his death. I had the fortune to meet him there where one of the employees combed out a lock of his mane and handed it to me in 1984 - which I still have. There are not a lot of books on Secretariat so this one is a must.