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.
- Hardback | 228 pages
- 262.6 x 278.4 x 20.6mm | 1,244.11g
- 01 Jun 2001
- Derrydale Press
- Missoula, United States
- Updated edition
It's a knockout of a racing story, with many photos by the author and a new foreword by Ron Turcotte. In and Around Horse Country a delight-either to read or just to look at the pictures. The New Yorker If you have taste for a beautiful book, this one's for you. -- Joe Hirsch Daily Racing Form A first-rate gift book for anyone who loves horses, anyone who loves racing and for sports fans generally. -- Roger Caras, CBS television Absolutely beautiful. -- Dick Francis, author Woolfe's easy-reading style adds much to his inside story of this exciting chestnut thoroughbred. Publishers Weekly
About Ronald Turcotte
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.