When I lived in Germany there was this huge book, I think it was called "100 years of Thoroughbred Racing" I read those stories and stats over and over again. I must have checked that book out from the library a million times. I also read Walter Farleys versions of seabiscuit and man o' war.
The movie Seabiscuit was good, but it really veared off course so it was a bit of a let down. I will watch Secretariat, but not at the theatre, I'll wait until it comes out on DVD. I can't wait to hear the reviews. It's Disney so I am certain it will be good. But I can already tell it's veared off course.
I wish they would do a movie about Man O' War....
"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"