Secretariat by William Nack Kindle Edition 99p @ Amazon and Google Play Books
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Secretariat by William Nack Kindle Edition 99p @ Amazon and Google Play Books

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Edited by:"tiggerloveslife"Found 25th Oct
Secretariat by William Nack Kindle Edition 99p @ Amazon and Google Play Books.

Link for Google Play Books (credit to davening for mentioning in comments):
play.google.com/sto…lMC

The remarkable true story of 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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Thanks, got it from Google Play Books at same price.

Secretariat had an unusually big heart (3times in size to a normal horse).
From memory, corrections?

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davening6 m ago

Secretariat had an unusually big heart (3times in size to a normal …Secretariat had an unusually big heart (3times in size to a normal horse).From memory, corrections?


Really not sure...vaguely remember something being mentioned about it being larger than normal and not due to any kind of illness...actually just had a quick google and found the following:

Dr. Thomas Swerczek, who performed the necropsy that discovered just how big Secretariat's heart was:

Swerczek said. ''I've seen and done thousands of autopsies on horses, and nothing I'd ever seen compared to it. The heart of the average horse weighs about nine pounds. This was almost twice the average size, and a third larger than any equine heart I'd ever seen. And it wasn't pathologically enlarged. All the chambers and the valves were normal. It was just larger. I think it told us why he was able to do what he did.''

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davening11 m ago

Thanks, got it from Google Play Books at same price.


You're welcome...glad to have been of help and have added the Google play Books info to the title and description with credit to you

Beautiful. Triple Crown Winner.

TIL Bojack Horseman stared in a real movie.

Worth a read for less than £1

Cheers OP

Wow!!! Me thinks he is a triple horsepowered horse. :-)
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