It’s hard to believe it was 40 years ago that Secretariat took first the racing world then America by storm, sweeping the Triple Crown for the first time in 25 years.
The movie Secretariat did a fairly good job of telling that story — Penny Tweedy was in fact that improbable and that inspiring an owner; Lucien Laurin was that much of a gamble and oddball; Ron Turcotte was that stubborn and strong-willed; and finally, Big Red was indeed that good
The excellent industry magazine The BloodHorse will be re-printing articles on Secretariat’s 3 yr-old campaign, giving readers a chance to re-live the excitement ‘contemporaneously’. Register here or download the entire file here (pdf)
Photo - Secretariat winning the Bayshore March 17th 1973