MOVIE REVIEW- Brave and honest: <i>Secretariat</i>'s a winner


When Secretariat died at 19, my friend Bill Nack told me, the autopsy revealed that his heart was 2 1/2 times the size of an average horse. Bill had followed the horse for its entire life and wrote the book Secretariat, which inspired this film. Bill and I became good friends at Illinois in 1962. I remember him telling me in the 1970s about a racehorse he admired with great passion. I thought it was curious that Nack, who could recite long passages from Fitzgerald and Eliot by heart, had been lured away from literature by a racehorse. Now I understand. He found literature in a racehorse.... [full review]