Horse God Built by Lawrence Scanlan
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Horse God Built
By Lawrence Scanlan

The Horse God Built

The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse

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Horse God Built by Lawrence Scanlan

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Most of us know the legend of Secretariat, the tall, handsome chestnut racehorse whose string of honours runs long and rich: the only two-year-old ever to win Horse of the Year, in 1972; winner in 1973 of the Triple Crown, his times in all three races still unsurpassed; featured on the cover of "Time", "Newsweek", and "Sports Illustrated"; the only horse listed on ESPN's top fifty athletes of the twentieth century (ahead of Mickey Mantle). His final race at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack is a touchstone memory for horse lovers everywhere. Yet while Secretariat will be remembered forever, one man, Eddie "Shorty" Sweat, who was pivotal to the great horse's success, has been all but forgotten - until now.In "The Horse God Built", bestselling equestrian writer Lawrence Scanlan has written a tribute to an exceptional man that is also a back roads journey to a corner of the racing world rarely visited. As a young black man growing up in South Carolina, Eddie Sweat struggled at several occupations before settling on the job he was born for - groom to North America's finest racehorses. As Secretariat's groom, loyal friend, and protector, Eddie understood the horse far better than anyone else. A wildly generous man who could read a horse with his eyes, he shared in little of the financial success or glamour of Secretariat's wins on the track, but won the heart of Big Red with his soft words and relentless devotion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312382254
ISBN-10: 0312382251
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publisher: Griffin Publishing
Publish Date: 9-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lawrence Scanlan

Lawrence Scanlan is the author of six bestselling books, including" Wild About Horses "and" Little Horse of Iron." He is the coauthor, with Ian Millar, of" Riding High, " and has written three books for younger readers: " Big Ben, Horses Forever, " and" The Horse's Shadow." Scanlan worked closely with Monty Roberts on his acclaimed book" The Man Who Listens to Horses." Winner of three Canadian National Magazine Awards for his journalism, Scanlan lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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