Praise from those who knew Big Red the best:

BILL NACK, author of “Secretariat – the Making of a Champion:” “Kate Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin take the reader on a romantic journey filled with stories about the people and the horses who turned this land into a flourishing mecca of Thoroughbred breeding. Well written and beautifully illustrated with a gallery of old prints and photographs, Secretariat’s Meadow is an artful contribution to the history of the America turf.”

RON TURCOTTE, Hall of Fame jockey and regular rider for Riva Ridge and Secretariat:
“Many books and articles have been written about Secretariat but what makes Secretariat’s Meadow unique is that instead of all those dry statistics, it gives you a glimpse behind the scenes at all the human interest stories from the family’s own perspective. It is a book well worth reading and for me, it brought back many a fond memory. During my years of riding for Meadow Stable, I always appreciated how effective their training was on the farm. When they came to the track, their horses were always in excellent physical shape and very well behaved.”

The late JIM GAFFNEY, Secretariat’s exercise rider:
“I am thrilled and honored to have been a part of Secretariat’s life and I feel I have been touched by greatness. It is fitting that the greatest Thoroughbred racehorse of all time is having the skilled and dedicated workers who were with him tell their stories of his early days at The Meadow. Kate Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin have done a marvelous job of putting together a book about Secretariat’s birthplace.”

DELL HANCOCK, Claiborne Farm, Paris, Kentucky:
“The Hancock and Chenery families have been associated over more than a century, and our common bonds include a love of the Thoroughbred and a respect for the land. Kate Tweedy’s eloquence in Secretariat’s Meadow captures those feelings as she creates a fitting tribute to the remarkable Mr. Chenery and his family.”