The news of Secretariat’s death made me realize how far removed I had
become from my youthful obsession with horses, especially with Secretariat, a horse I had never even seen. It had been a long
time since I’d even thought of him or how important he had been to me that spring.
So begins the story of a young girl turning into a woman who found herself inexplicitly bonded with the horse
that ultimately achieved the Triple Crown. Only Carolyn, who’d once wanted nothing more than to own and ride a horse,
found herself not on a horse, but in a wheelchair and with few prospects for her future.
THE DAY SECRETARIAT WON THE TRIPLE CROWN is a story of how one young woman turned tragedy to triumph, encouraged
by her family, her faith, her horse…and a young horse named Secretariat.
An author friend presented me with a Secretariat stuffed horse as a gift because of my book and interest in this very special
That's me in the middle. Date: late 1950s.
This is Carolyn on Rocket
I just finished reading your autobiography and found it entertaining and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your story and your
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