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And The Greatest Performance Ever By A Horse Goes To....

SECRETARIAT - 1973 Belmont Stakes - a new look! (via gfn02)



It was a good year, if only for two things...my wife was born and Secretariat won the Triple Crown in crushing fashion.  If you have never watched it, it is spine-tingling, awe-inspiring, flat-out amazing.  I have watched the replay many times, and I have to say my favorite part is when Chick Anderson exclaims at the 1:39 mark of the video:  "Secretariat is widening now!  He is moving like a TREMENDOUS MACHINE!"  If you have never seen it, get ready to witness greatness.  If you have seen it,  prepare to witness greatness, again.  Secretariat is the only horse I think, ever, to run each successive fraction faster than its predecessor, and at a mile-and-a-half!  Final time 2:24.  A record that still stands and probably always will.  Beyer once took a guess at what Big Red's speed figure would have been that day...139.  I want to see this kind of greatness once in my life.
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