This book is the quintessential book on Secretariat. The basic facts are there, but the real treat in the book are the wonderful photographs of Secretariat and all the people in his life. My favorite photograph is of Secretariat onboard the plane taking him to his new career at the breeding facility at Claiborne, near Lexington, Kentucky. The picture is of Secretariat, gripping Eddie Sweat's jacket. The flight has made Secretariat nervous. So to comfort himself,he "holds on" to Eddie Sweat, the man who has nurtured him constantly for the past 2 years. It is a touching picture, like a child holding the hand of his mother to steady himself against a wave of fear.