Secretariat inspired and touched so many of us! He exhibited heart, courage, the will to win, and stood for all things good in our sport. Pure and noble, he remains a hero to new and old fans alike. We welcome you to leave your comments in this public guestbook so we can share your thoughts and memories with other visitors.
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At Dwyer Stakes in 1920 Man O`War made a record of 1:49:20 but Grey Lag fought it immediately next year with 1:49:00 . Conclusion : Man O`War has 7 records in his career and Secretariat ``only``5 , BUT the quality of his records are so much better because 4 ( or 5 ? ) of them still stand up !!!
A happy birthday wish to Mr. Bill Nack. Your narratives have been some of my best hours spent on line when first discovering what the internet had to offer. I hope you are feeling better than in recent years. I do miss your storied introduction to the T.V. coverage of the Kentucky Derby. Please be well. I must say the fact that you carried a picture of Swaps in your wallet has made a full circle because of Art Sherman. You rejuvenated Swaps's career, for most readers over 40, with your book. Art Sherman added life to his memory and in some way has kept the wick burning for Swaps. You must feel darn content that your story telling has made a difference to more than originally expected. Swaps lives on. Because of you and a purchase from this website I carry the B/W of Secretariat at Belmont. Every chance I get I share the reason why I keep the photo. Thanks for putting words to deserving paper. Take care.
Happy Belated Birthday first and foremost to Ms Chenery. You are one of the greats, included with the men, at promoting this sport. Your devotion to your father and his dream and to second chances are what make life richer. Yours and ours. Thank you for all you do. Leave it to you to continue on with tangible ideas to contribute to the thoroughbred industry. Thank you for knowing how to be viable at every age. You are a remarkable woman! Happy Birthday......
Many blessings to you , Ms.Penny !!!
and many more.....you are the Queen !!!!
the best horse ive every seen
February 4, 2017...Happy 76th birthday to you Bill Nack. Your eloquent words allowed us all to marvel at the extraordinary events that occurred in the world of thoroughbred horse racing during the years of 1972 & 1973. You brought the wonderful story of Secretariat and his phenomenal connections to life so the entire world could share their glory. I have always agreed with you Bill when you said right after Secretariat's amazing 1973 Belmont victory, "We will never see this again!" You were right then and those words are still so true today. Here's wishing you a great year to come.
Happy Birthday to a truly great lady. And a special thanks for sharing your wonderful horse Secretariat with the world. You are certainly one of kind. We love you so much for all you have done for all of the other race horses too. We love you great lady. From a Secretariat in Maryland
Dear Penny, Wishing you a Happy 95th Birthday!! I hope your day is as special as you & your incredible Secretariat!!!
Happy Birthday to an incredible woman!
Thanks so much for all you have done for the sport and for keeping Secretariat's legacy alive!
Secretariat got me through my mom's last illness. Watching the Belmont just stirred in me a lot of courage, which I referred to as "my inner Secretariat."
Stay well...you are a beacon of inspiration....
January 29, 2007. It is hard to believe that a decade has gone by since the untimely death of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Champion Barbaro! Peace be with you...and may your spirit always run wild and free!
To the luckiest of ladies...who may have lost the coin toss but still won the big prize...let the spirits of both Riva Ridge and Secretariat rejoice with all of us that love and admire you in wishing you a joyous 95th birthday.
Happy Birthday to Wonderful lady. You are Amazing. Thank you for Secretariat and all you did for horse racing.
Dear lady, I am wishing you a very happy birthday. Best wishes always from a Nebraska Secretariat fan!
Wishing a very special person a happy birthday today. And as we celebrate your life and all the smiles you brought to us by bringing Secretariat into our lives and sharing him with us all, I want to say thank you! Thank you for being you. Without You, the story would never have been quite as sweet. So I wish you a wonderful birthday and many blessings on your special day. Thank you Penny ❤
I've been a fan of Secretariat since his racing career started. Still get goose-bumps when I watch his races, especially the Belmont win Also want to take this time to wish Miss Penny a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You share a birthday with my mother, Grace Davis.
Happy Birthday Penny. So admire you and your gumption and knowledge.
Penny , I wish you the happiest birthday. You truly were blessed with a great Horse. What a great woman you are.!
Wishing you a fantastic Birthday. Thank you so much for bringing us Secretariat. I so love watching him run, can't imagine what a thrill it was to love him "up close".
I was eight years old when Secretariat won in 1973, he made me believe horses can fly and at 50 when I watch his races again, I still believe they can fly, Miss Penny what you did with this Horse in 1973, has been an inspiration to me because women could not do what you did, it took a strong woman and a smart woman to handle this career like you did. Your are an admirable lady, I hope you have a wonderful Birthday and many more to come, thanks to you I still believe horses can fly. Love you.
Greeting and joyful Birthday from Maryland and what little we have left of horse-country :-).