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News Flash: Secretariat's Legacy has received an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award for 2023! From the announcement: "For the first time in its history, three titles received Honorable Mentions. This is a reflection of the strength of the 22 nominees we had for this competition. An extraordinary group."

There’s no question that Secretariat was one of the greatest racehorses of all time; in many eyes, including my own, he was THE greatest.

Today, more than 50 years after he swept the Triple Crown, no horse has ever run the three races faster than he did. He won the Belmont Stakes by an incredible 31 lengths. When he went to stud, there were unrealistic expectations that he would duplicate himself through his offspring. But that was impossible – he was a freak, so beyond the norm that balance in the universe inevitably had to be restored. Still, he came close with two outstanding champions, Lady’s Secret and Risen Star.
There was much more. Many of his daughters became star producing mares; two of them are responsible for two of the greatest stallions of all time – A. P. Indy and Storm Cat.
In Secretariat’s Legacy, you will learn the stories of Secretariat’s top offspring – from stakes winners like Lady’s Secret, Risen Star, General Assembly, Tinners Way and Kingston Rule, to important daughters like Terlingua, Weekend Surprise, Secrettame and Six Crowns. And plenty more. It’s a one-of-a-kind look at Secretariat’s descendants and their impact on Thoroughbred racing and breeding.

By award-winning journalist and photographer Patricia McQueen, Secretariat’s Legacy is a beautiful coffee-table book:

A 9x12" hardcover, with 298 pages and 282 photos, mostly in color. While the narrative is important, the book contains the largest collection of photos ever assembled of Secretariat’s stakes winners and other key offspring, gathered from around the world.


Foreword by Kate Tweedy (daughter of Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery) and Leeanne Meadows Ladin (historian, co-author with Kate Tweedy of Secretariat’s Meadow: The Land, The Family, The Legend).

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