Secretariat

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Big Red and the Winter of '73

It's hard to believe 40 years have passed since the winter of 1973. Racing's two hubs as usual were Hialeah and Gulfstream in Florida and Santa Anita in California. The only sounds that were heard at Aqueduct were the winds howling off Jamaica Bay and the squawking of the seagulls.... Read More

Vox Populi Gets It Right

Only in Thoroughbred racing can one of the greatest champions in the history of the sport share the same stage with a former $5,000 claimer from Penn National.... Read More

Viva Big Red!

So, after nearly 40 years, the Maryland Jockey Club, after hearing two hours of testimony and forensic analyses, finally has awarded the Preakness stakes record to Secretariat. ... Read More

Haskin's Belmont Report: Remembering Big Red

Steve Jordan will be celebrating his 64th birthday on Saturday, a day that could be made more exciting if I'll Have Another should win the Belmont Stakes and become the first horse in 34 years to sweep the Triple Crown. But this will not be the first time Jordan's birthday has fallen on a day when a Triple Crown sweep was on the line.... Read More

Big Red on the Big Screen

Part 3 of my Secretariat trilogy is a review of the long-awaited film that opens nationwide on Oct. 8. For those who wish to see the movie with an open mind and not be made aware of its flaws, you can just read the opening and closing graphs.... Read More

Sham Rocks

Last year, I paid tribute to Secretariat on this blog on his 35th anniversary. Now it is Sham's turn.... Read More

The Unbeatable Horse

How many times have you heard the expression, "No one would have beaten him today?" Throughout history, there have been numerous horses who, for one or two races, turned in performances so extraordinary, you can't imagine anyone beating them.... Read More

Happy Anniversary, Big Red

I naturally turned around to see who it was. There before me, stretched out and gobbling up the ground with gigantic strides was a big, powerful chestnut. I recognized the blue and white colors of Meadow Stable on the colt's equipment, and figured it could only be their highly touted 2-year-old Secretariat, who was already making a name for himself at the Saratoga meeting.... Read More

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