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I rode the red horse : Secretariat's Belmont race
Libby, Barbara.
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Publication Information:
Lexington, KY : Eclipse Press, 2003.
Physical Description:
30 unnumbered pages : illustrations, color
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.1 0.5 72440.
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This book gives a vivid account of Secretariat's amazing and electrifying Belmont Stakes victory, which he won by an unbelievable 31 lengths to become the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 1-3. Secretariat's awe-inspiring win at the 1973 Belmont Stakes is retold through the eyes of Ron Turcotte, the jockey who rode Secretariat to victory in all of his Triple Crown races. Turcotte's account, as told to Barbara Libby, is remembered in perfect detail 30 years later, making this historic race truly come alive: \lquote Easy big boy,' I whispered. \lquote You don't have to go yet,' but he was running his own race. Libby's colorful, realistic artwork is particularly successful when showing horses in motion. A spread depicting Secretariat crossing the finish line thirty-one lengths ahead would have given young readers a fuller sense of the magnitude of his win, but this is a minor quibble about a book that beautifully captures a memorable sports moment. --Todd Morning Copyright 2003 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Ride along with jockey Ron Turcotte as the "horse of the century" strides to victory. This exciting true story ends with informative author's notes that can inspire further research on horses. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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