“Secretariat’s Meadow – The Land, The Family, The Legend” by Kate Chenery Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin won an Irish crystal trophy and $1,000 as a finalist in the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, a national competition recognizing the best book related to Thoroughbred racing.   
The winner of the $10,000 first prize was “Lord of Misrule” by Jaimy Gordon, which also won the 2010 National Book Award. The other finalist was “How Kentucky Became Southern” by Maryjean Wall.
The Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award is co-sponsored by Thoroughbred Times magazine and Castleton Lyons, a famed Thoroughbred farm in Lexington, Kentucky founded by the late Dr. Ryan. The award ceremony took place on the evening of April 13 in the Stallion Barn at Castleton Lyons. For more information about the award finalists, click here.
For the Thoroughbred Times video of Leeanne Ladin’s remarks about the book at the ceremony, click here.
For the Thoroughbred Times video of Kate Tweedy’s remarks at the ceremony, click here.
“Secretariat’s Meadow,” a 160-page pictorial history, was published in September 2010 by Dementi Milestone Publishing of Manakin-Sabot, VA. It has sold out twice and is now in its third printing. The book has ranked in the top five best-selling horse racing books on Amazon since its release.