Secretariat, 1973 Triple Crown Winner - won the Belmont by 31 lengths! Pure Poetry in Motion

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1/17/2014 3:29:34 PM

His Belmont still brings tears to me. What a magnificent creature. I think we'll never see another like he was. I loved the statement that the owner gave the jockey the okay to "just let him run." At the turn, he was so far ahead it was like he was in a totally different race. Running in joy.
Remember another comment, from another jockey... you could hear him coming... like a freight train. You knew you had to get out of his way. When he passed, the wind of his passing ripped the number right off the "competing" jockey's arm.
The dictionary ought to have his picture in their listing for "awesome."
Thanks for the memories.