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.