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Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year.
The biography of Secretariat, the greatest champion in horse-racing history, who in 1973 won the Triple Crown. The only horse to ever grace the covers of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated in the same week, he also still holds the record for the fastest times in both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. He was also the only non-human chosen as one of ESPN's "50 Greatest Athletes of the Century." The tale of "Big Red" is an enduring and inspiring classic. This updated edition includes a new preface by the author, a section on Secretariat's breeding history, a complete chart of his racing history, and an essay written by the author documenting Secretariat's death. The charts of Secretariat's racing records have been translated into written descriptions by the proofreader to make them accessible for all readers. Additionally, all racing times, which are given in seconds and fractions in the original printed text, have been checked to ensure readability and accuracy.
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