WL Exclusive: Secretariat’s Legacy

A party for ’s acclaimed book, Secretariat, brought out DC’s power list.
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Guests Phil Levine, Julie Zelaska, and Matt Cummings. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Guests Phil Levine, Julie Zelaska, and Matt Cummings. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Author Bill Nack was feted by Washington Life in the 25th floor Penthouse Suite of Rosslyn’s Turnberry Tower with a party celebrating the re-release of his acclaimed book, “Secretariat,” which Walt Disney Pictures made into a Fall blockbuster starring and .

About 250 VIP guests of the magazine were treated to a sumptuous buffet, gift bags provided by Walt Disney, tours of the ultra-luxe new condo and its spectacular vistas, and a book-signing which quickly sold out.

Bruce Arnett, Carolyne Starck, William Nack, and Patsy Arnett. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Bruce Arnett, Carolyne Starck, William Nack, and Patsy Arnett. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

After being introduced by former Washington Post Sports Editor , Nack regaled attendees with memories of being 10 years on the “Secretariat beat” at Sports Illustrated, describing the horse as “1,100 pounds of caged heat” and “the greatest racehorse that ever lived.”

Hosted by Turnberry Tower’s , the power guest list included ESPN’s and author-wife , CBS News White House Correspondent and his wife , ABC7 anchor , interior decorator , superlobbyist Jack Quinn and his wife Susanna, environmentalist Coventry Berg, actor , , K Street Kate’s , Fingerprint DC’s , Urban Daddy’s and John and .

Fernando Battista, Ray Regan, Allen Lewin, and Lindsay Mask. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Fernando Battista, Ray Regan, Allen Lewin, and Lindsay Mask. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Tara DeNicols, and Heather Guay. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Tara DeNicols and Heather Guay. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Author Bill Nack signed posters from the new film. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Author Bill Nack signed posters from the new film. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

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  1. November 29, 2010

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Washington DC News , Washington Life. Washington Life said: Saddle Up! We helped author Bill Nack celebrate the release of "Secretariat." See who else turned out: http://tinyurl.com/376t5gh […]

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