Author Talk with Patricia McQueen: Author of “Secretariat’s Legacy”

Author Talk with Patricia McQueen: Author of “Secretariat’s Legacy”

May 18

May 18, 2023 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

321 Main St. | Reisterstown, MD, 21136

While many books have already been written about Secretariat’s racing accomplishments, Secretariat’s Legacy offers a new angle on his career.

Award-winning journalist and photographer Patricia McQueen will be at the Maryland Horse Library and Education Center in Reisterstown, Md., the afternoon of Thursday, May 18 to discuss her first book,
Secretariat’s Legacy.

It is a true labor of love, as McQueen spent decades tracking Secretariat’s offspring and their descendants. Secretariat’s Legacy features stories and hundreds of photographs of those Secretariat connections and offers a one-of-a-kind look at the legend’s impact on Thoroughbred racing and breeding.

Kate Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery, and Leeanne Meadows Ladin – co-authors of the book Secretariat’s Meadow: The Land, The Family, The Legend – note in the foreword in Secretariat’s Legacy: “That Ms. McQueen has taken on the daunting task of documenting his progeny is a huge contribution to his legacy. . . this book opens a new chapter.”

For more than 20 years McQueen’s photos were regularly featured in the pages of Thoroughbred Times, and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred. Copies of Secretariat’s Legacy, a coffee-table book with nearly 300 photos, mostly in color, will be available for purchase and signed by the author. 

The talk will take place Thursday, May 18, at 4 p.m., in the library of Maryland Horse Library and Education Center, 321 Main Street, Reisterstown, Md.

Attendance is free.