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Secretariat Redux, Updated Articles, Videos!

Secretariat needs no introduction.

The images of his glowing copper form streaking past the Belmont Stakes’ finish line, thereby winning the Triple Crown, are forever burnished in our collective minds.

I’ve parsed through countless (it seems) clips, articles and websites covering Secretariat. Here is a selection of my favorites. Enjoy!

UPDATES

Triple Crown 2015: Why Secretariat was the greatest ever” Jerry Izenberg, The Star Ledger

Secretariat birthplace designated historic siteAssociated Press, Virginia Pilot

SI 60 Q&A: William Nack on what ‘Pure Heart’ and Secretariat mean to himTed Keith, Sports Illustrated

“Secretariat’s Jockey on Winning the Triple Crown at Belmont, 40 Years Ago”  Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic Monthly

 

 Life & Times of Secretariat, YouTube.com, PlanetHorseDVD

VIDEOS
New Bonus!!  SECRETARIAT – Heart Of A Champion 13 minute featurette including vintage clips and clips from Disney’s Secretariat film

Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat, sits down with BloodHorse.com‘s Lenny Shulman to share her remembrances of Big Red and his legendary career.

The Immortal SECRETARIAT, Enjoy Big Red living large on the farm, with his handlers and admirers remembering his personality and greatness. YouTube.com, cf1970

Secretariat, ESPN Classic’s SportsCentury.

Secretariat Didn’t Like Roses!, This is a rare clip of Secretariat after the 1973 Kentucky Derby. After he got the roses, he tried to bolt! Check out how mature he is, a neck like a 4- or 5-year old… YouTube

FILMS

Penny & Red, The Life of Secretariat’s Owner, 2013

Secretariat, 2010

WEB SITES
Secretariat.com: Out of the gate … and into history

Secretariat’s Meadow Blog

Secretariat. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eddie Sweat. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PERIODICALS
“Secretariat Remains No. 1 Name in Racing” by Ron Flatter, Special to ESPN.com

“Putting A New Light On The Derby” by Whitney Tower, Sports Illustrated, April 30, 1973 Before the 1973 Kentucky Derby, Whitney Tower scrutinizes the Derby field.

“Crunch Went The Big Red Apple” by George Plimpton, Sports Illustrated, July 09, 1973

“Pure Heart”by William Nack, Sports Illustrated, October 24, 1994. In this SI Classic from 1990, Nack relives the greatest ride of his life: Secretariat’s thrilling career as a racehorse.

“Secretariat” by Dan Illman, DRF.Com, September 23, 2010

“To the Swift: Red Smith on Secretariat”by the New York Times, June 6, 2008

BOOKS
Secretariat: The Making of a Champion By William Nack

Secretariat’s Meadow by Kate Chenery Tweedy

The Big Red Horse, The Secretariat Story by Lawence Scanlan, For young readers and up.

Secretariat, by Raymond Woolfe, Jr. and Ron Turcotte

The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World’s Greatest Racehorse by Lawrence Scanlan

 

BIZARRE

SECRETARIAT WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN” Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com

 

A Tip of the Hat, Kentucky Derby Style

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 Photo courtesy of goldplaited, hats by Angela Moreno

Hats. Fascinators. Chapeaus. Whatever you call them, women attending the Kentucky Derby plan what hat they will wear almost as much as which horse they will back.
Derby hats come in all shapes and sizes. Every year there are genius examples of do-it-yourself theme chapeaus that make a statement far beyond fashion. Others look like one of Cecil Beaton’s creations for the horse race in the film My Fair Lady

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 Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Snyder

If you are going to the Derby or even a Derby party, how often do you get to wear a fabulous hat? Fascinators skyrocketed onto the map after Kate Middleton married Prince William. It seemed that every other woman was wearing a one. Not quite a serious broad rimmed hat and not quite a headband, fascinators broke new ground!

The question is “What’s the secret to styling a fascinator look?” Goldplaited, a finishing salon headquartered in Chicago, has been working with clients preparing their Derby looks. The salon’s owners, sisters Mary Alice and Corinna Strong, grew up in the horse-mad Genesee Valley in New York, and have been dressing for race meets since they could walk. The Goldplaited sisters are recommending two fascinator looks, hair up and hair down, for Derby day.

On model, Lauren (below), we chose an elegant, side-swept,chignon to show off her stunning color. By pulling the hair to one side, both the style and her charming green hat are on display. Chignon’s are timeless, classy and can truly be effortless. Create your own chignon by gathering your hair into a low side pony. For added texture and detail, consider curling your hair in medium sized sections while it’s in the pony tail.Twist the hair around itself as if you are forming a bun, secure with a bobby pin that closely matches your hair color. Chignons can be shaped and pinned to your desired style.

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 Photo courtesy of goldplaited, hats by Angela Moreno

On model, Erin (below), we went for casual waves to perfectly compliment her bold, fun hat. Undone, beachy hair with texture will be the “it-style” for Spring and Summer and lucky for Derby fans, it looks great under a fascinator! To achieve this look, prep your wet hair with mousse for fullness and rough dry it. Add styling creme or texture spray to give your hair a little grit. Use a wand or large barrel curling iron to create the waves, we recommend curling medium to large sections of hair. To prevent flat hair, we recommend curling on the tighter side and letting the curls fall to a looser place over time.

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 Photo courtesy of goldplaited, hats by Angela Moreno