A retired senior writer for Sports Illustrated and best known for writing Big Red of Meadow Stable (reissued under the title Secretariat: The Making of a Champion), Nack still contributes to GQ and Sports Illustrated, and has been a contributor to The Blood-Horse's Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup coverage for several years. In addition, Nack is currently a consultant for the filming of the ABC/ESPN made for television movie Ruffian, and was a panelist for Horse Racing's Top 100 Moments and Thoroughbred Champions: Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century, available from Eclipse Press and Exclusively Equine.com.
Born in Chicago and raised in Skokie, Ill., Nack graduated from the University of Illinois before serving two years in the Army, the second in Vietnam. After leaving the service, he was a political and environmental writer at Newsday for four years, a turf writer for three years, and then served as a Newsday sports columnist for four years before joining Sports Illustrated. More recently, Nack retired to write freelance articles and non-fiction. He has three daughters and a son and lives in Washington, D.C.bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" offers an entertaining and engaging opportunity for racing enthusiasts to talk online "one to one" with high-profile "insiders," newsmakers and legends of the Thoroughbred industry. Racing enthusiasts are invited to join in the discussion or simply enjoy and monitor the informative "Q&A" session as it occurs by visiting bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" at Noon ET on Wednesday. Each edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" is also archived and available 24/7 for later reading.