>As a kid growing up, I had the wonderful experience to see something magnificent in the spring and early summer of 1973. I saw a huge, reddish brown colt reach the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont to become the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. This horse was special.
He didn’t just run, he thundered his way along the track.I STILL get a chill when I remember how he shot out of the backstretch all by himself at the Belmont Stakes and loped his way (he didn’t even seem to be working hard that point) to the finish line hardly breaking a sweat. It was a 31 length win that’s not been repeated to this day. I loved that horse.
I had a poster of him on that wonderful June day in 1973 thundering down the home stretch all by himself at Belmont Park. It hung over my head, and I looked up at Secretariat every night wanting to be horse owner. I never got to be that horse owner, and although that poster is long gone, I have something just as good. I have a wonderful, framed print of Secretariat being walked by his groom. Like the horse, the picture is huge, and every time I walk past it, I take pleasure in it. The DH knows exactly how much I love this horse, and he scrounged up some free tickets, and we’re going to see the movie Secretariat tonight. isn’t he an AWESOME husband! Here’s a trailer to enjoy.