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)
From the Author
In 1989, Mr. Woolfe published a limited, leather bound collectors edition, now also out of print, which sold over 1000 copies at $250 each. The edition offered an expanded text covering Secretariat's breeding career, racing records of his offspring, and a recording of Lucien Laurin's complete training diary for the horse. A groundswell of demand for a popularly priced edition of the book led Mr. Woolfe to re-publish the book for this 25th anniversary year of Secretariat's Triple Crown victory. Bound in a heavy weight, full color paperback cover, the book measures in at the same coffee table size of 10 1/2" x 10 1/4" as its predecessor and contains the full expanded text of 212 pages, including 32 pages of full color (over 55 color illustrations and over 150 black & white). At a suggested retail price of only $30, Secretariat is a prize worth having. The magic is still all there for everyone who ever loved horses, and, for those to whom horses are a lesser consideration, well, howzabout just a great story about a hero of his time. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.