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“Horses Have a Way of Getting Inside You:” Farewell, William Nack

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Penny Chenery, Secretariat’s human mom, and William Nack, the Triple Crown winner’s Boswell, at the premiere of the film “Secretariat.”

No. Wait–Bill Nack as Boswell? Really?

Way too flippant to start this piece.

Start over, Rhonda. And don’t try to get fancy. You can’t play in Bill Nack’s league.

I’m not sure anyone can.

Farewell, William Nack.

Take Two

A timeless rite of spring

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I know I’m not the only person who misses the TV essays from turfwriter Bill Nack. The essay by actor Ashley Judd you see embedded above echoes that long-missed tradition.

Even if she didn’t write it, I know in my heart of hearts, she could have written it. She’s a Kentuckian, and she “gets it.”