"(Secretariat's Meadow)...benefits enormously by coming from a direct family source, with the series of illustrations and photographs enhancing the overall reading experience."
--Thoroughbred Daily News"Secretariat fans who could tell his story on their own will truly enjoy Tweedy's first-hand account, as someone fortunate to have personally witnessed greatness in her family, their farm, and their horses."
Well written and beautifully illustrated with a gallery of old prints and photographs, Secretariat's Meadow
is an artful contribution to the history of the America turf.
--Bill Nack, author of "Secretariat - The Making of a Champion""
It is a book well worth reading and for me, it brought back many a fond memory."
--Ron Turcotte, Secretariat's jockey"It makes a grand and moving story and is told with warmth. Beautifully illustrated and produced, Secretariat's Meadow is a pleasure for readers and fans of racing." Frank Mitchell, columnist, Daily Racing Form
About the Author
Kate Chenery Tweedy learned to ride at The Meadow as a child and later joined the family at races in New York and Saratoga Springs. At age twenty, she was in the eye of the whirlwind surrounding Secretariat and experienced his historic Triple Crown win at her mother s side at Belmont. She has accompanied her mother, the first lady of racing, in her travels across the country to keep Secretariat s legacy alive. Kate, an erstwhile lawyer, now teacher, editor, author and family historian, spent three years researching to do justice to the story of her remarkable grandfather and mother whose horses brought the national attention to that timeless place, The Meadow. She and her husband Jerry live in Littleton, Colorado. Her two grown daughters are educators and writers as well. <P><BR><BR>Leeanne Meadows Ladin also learned to ride at her grandparents farm in Virginia, racing pinto ponies on red clay fields by the Blackwater River with her cousins. She is the author of four books of regional historical interest, including the award-winning The State Fair of Virginia More Than A Midway, which featured a chapter on The Meadow. She and her husband Gary live in Richmond, Virginia.