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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We visited Secretariat's Meadow in Doswell, VA for the first time this year. We look forward to going back for your birthday celebration in March. We both had a great year in 1973 Secretariat. You won the triple crown and I was born. From one Virginian to another, you are an amazing horse. I love you Big Red.
27th anniversary, tomorrow Oct 4th, of Big Red's death. What a sad day for all. RIP Big Red. You may be gone from this earth but your memory lives on in all of us. You will never be forgotten and are terribly missed. We love you.
Remembering the Champion Secretariat on the 27th year of his passing. You continue to be an inspiration for us all. Forever missed and never to be forgotten. May you always run wild and 'laminitis' free!
Thank you for keeping his legacy alive and well. He is a well etched memory.
CBS's "Sunday Morning" said happy retirement to Charles Osgood on Sept. 25th.
Part of his tribute were moments in history. These were memories particularly poignant to Charles Osgood.
One of the moments in history was Secretariat at Claiborne Farms, in 1984. They aired the film footage of Secretariat romping in his pasture. Another snippet showed Secretariat being led to the breeding shed.
Much to my delight, I sat up and took notice of this 12 second film archive. So glad Secretariat's day to day routine, was worth noting on such a well received program. Thank you "Sunday Morning", and Charles Osgood.
I am sure Secretariat Days were a success. Please share stories and happenings so I may be a part of the experience.
Secretariat was a unique horse and champion. His Belmont win remains timeless.
A once in a lifetime true fairy tale of a beautiful horse. I saw the movie three times and I remember actually seeing Secretariat win that famous race by 30 some odd lengths
this is a horse that will never be forgotten.
wow the greatest horse ever and ms penny will always be the best ever, i love her story, i want to thank her for this great memory.god bless
About two weeks ago, my family and I watched the movie "Secretariat" and since then I have become a huge Fan of you my dear and sweet Secretariat. You were and always will be an amazing horse and you have touched my heart in such a powerful way. You have touched the lives of so many people in such positive ways. You will never be forgotten and I just want to say " Thank You for being such a great Hero to so many people.
Again, I am so proud to say that I am from the same little French Canadian Town as Mr. Turcotte is and that puts a big smile on my face every day.
Je t'aime beaucoup Secretariat. Tu es magnifique!
Have been a fan since 1973. I have a 6 year old granddaughter who has Aspergers Syndrome. Like most kids with autism, she has an obsession which is horses! We watched the movie Secretariat sometime back and she is now obsessed with him. She talks about Secretariat and Ms. Penny all the time. To her every red horse is named "Secretary" and she tells everybody he is the bestest horse in the world and that she loves him the most. She often ask to go buy carrots and go to Ms. Penny's house to feed and pet "Secretary". So, after 43 years and 2 generations later, Secretariat still has a number 1 fan!!!!! Her name is
I Love You Secretariat and you will never be forgotten! Am also proud to say that Mr. Turcotte is from the same little French Canadian hometown as I am from! Very Proud!
I am a new and forever Fan!
Je t'aime beaucoup Secretariat!
Ron, happy belated birthday. it was great seeing you again at Belmont this year and I certainly hope to see you again at the Secretariat Fest coming in September. Belonging to the Secretariat One and Only Facebook Club has renewed my inspiration that I found as a 12 year old with both you and Secretariat. Please know that your performances with the greatest racehorse of all time continue to inspire many of us today.
Have a great birthday Ron. I watch you win the triple crown I've loved you and secretariat even since. Best wishes always. I'm with Secretariat one and only face book club.
Happy Birthday Ron !!
I never get tired of watching your races with Secretariat . Very special .
Best of wishes to you always .
DEAR RON, I HOPE YOU HAD A FANTASTIC BIRTHDAY, YOUR MY ULTIMATE HERO. YOU INSPIRE ME TO NEVER LET ANYTHING STOP ME. YOUR THE GREATEST JOCKEY OF ALL TIMES. I BELONG TO A SECRETARIAT GROUP ON FACEBOOK AND EVERYBODY IN THE GROUP LOVES YOU VERY MUCH, AND WERE ALL A LITTLE JEALOUS YOU RODE SECRETARIAT. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE, YOUR BESTEST FAN JULIE HERTZ.
I hope you are well and wish you a terrific birthday and year ahead, Ron! I've loved Secretariat since I watched him on TV when I was 14. What an amazing partnership you had and it must have been amazing to ride such an incredible, one of a kind horse. You and Secretariat have been a legacy of inspiration. I'm a member of the Facebook group, Secretariat The One And Only; So many wonderful people have been brought together, sharing the love of all things Secretariat. We are excited to be sending flowers to the Secretariat Fest this year! We wanted to do something special in honor of the inspiration we feel. Thank you and I wish God's blessings to you always.
A very Happy Birthday to you & many more to come for you Ron!!
I watched each & every race you & Secretariat ran; Will NEVER forget them!!! The horse that God built & you were the messenger!!!!
Thank you, thank you!!!
Happy Birthday Ron ... may God bless you and your family sir ...
A very happy birthday to you, Mr. Turcotte!