Was Phar Lap Secretariat's Equal?
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24th May 2006
Talkin' Horses with Bill Nack
Although he is “retired” from Sports Illustrated magazine, Bill Nack is anything but retired.
The multiple Eclipse Award-winning Turf writer presently joined the set where the ESPN made-for-TV movie about the great filly Ruffian is being filmed. Nack is an advisor on the project. An authority on the great racehorse Secretariat, Nack wrote Secretariat: The Making of a Champion.
Bill Nack recalls asking the New York Steward, Francis Dunne, "Who's the greatest racehorse you've ever seen, Man O' War or Secretariat?" "Neither," said Dunne. "I saw Phar Lap".