Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Book Review: Secretariat's Meadow

by: Kate Chenery Tweedy and  Leeanne Meadows Ladin

On March 30, 1970, Secretariat drew his first breath, and the greatest horse story began.

If you love this horse, as much as I do, you will love the back story.  A very interesting read about the history of the family, the farm and Big Red. There is more to the story then the flash of Derby day and the Triple Crown. This book tells of the struggles to keep the farm, manage the breeding operation, and the people who made it all happen.

“Secretariat’s Meadow – The Land, The Family, The Legend” reveals an intimate picture of this storied place from the viewpoint of Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery (Tweedy) and granddaughter of Meadow Stable’s founder Christopher T. Chenery. Co-authored with Leeanne Meadows Ladin, the book tells not only Secretariat’s story, but the story of an enduring piece of land where an “empire built on broodmares” eventually produced an immortal son.

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