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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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jack miller jack miller wrote on September 30, 2022 at 2:53 pm:
I was a 12 year old, horse-crazy girl in 1973. I was glued to the TV watching Secretariat's Triple Crown races. I was cheering and crying at the end of the Belmont. It remains the most thrilling race I've ever watched and I watch the rerun at least once a year. He is my favorite athlete of all time. Truly magnificent. Thanks for creating a website so we can all share.
Tracy McKay. Tracy McKay. wrote on September 9, 2022 at 8:21 pm:
I was so moved to see the memorial to the Queen including the Great Ambassador of Equine Royalty. Growing up in Canada to English parents we were always aware of The Monarchy and the Queen was always talked about with great Reverence and Admiration. Secretariat always holds a special place in my Heart and now Two special Souls are together.
Steven Levine Steven Levine wrote on July 23, 2022 at 2:17 pm:
Dear Mr. Turcotte Thanks for all the thrills over the years. Wishing you a very Happy & Healthy Birthday with many more to come. God bless you and your family. Steven
Barbara Braun Barbara Braun wrote on July 22, 2022 at 11:41 pm:
Ron: Hope you have the happiest of birthdays. You are the best! Thanks for all you do to help jockeys and horseracing. Just saw your documentary and loved it! Take care!
Russell Cardenas Russell Cardenas wrote on July 22, 2022 at 10:54 pm:
happy birth day Ron... you are the last of the Mohekans, one of the great riders during the American golden age of racing. You rode some the greatest names in racing against some the greatest, and many, including you, hanging on the Walls in the Hall of Fame. You were there. The stories you must have. Happy Birthday. Many more. God Bless.
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Dale Dale wrote on July 22, 2022 at 9:36 pm:
Happy Birthday Mr. Turcotte. You and your mounts are dream and memory makers. Have a blessed Birthday and enjoy many more.

D.B.
Dale Dale wrote on July 22, 2022 at 9:36 pm:
Happy Birthday Mr. Turcotte. You and your mounts are dream and memory makers. Have a blessed Birthday and enjoy many more.

D.B.
Lori L Engelberg Lori L Engelberg wrote on July 22, 2022 at 3:44 pm:
Hi Mr. Ron !!! I had the distinct honor and pleasure to meet you twice in 2013. #1-at the Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow Event Park VA(March 30) AND #2-at the Preakness Roundtable Discussion @ the AFI Theater in Silver Spring MD.(May). You are a very kind, compassionate man and a HUGE INSPIRATION to me. So I would like to wish you a VERY HAPPY 81st BIRTHDAY today. 🙂 <3 <3
Connie Wood Connie Wood wrote on July 22, 2022 at 2:49 pm:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, RON!!!! Thinking of you on your special day, and I hope this finds you and your family doing well and that you are having the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!!

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, Connie Wood, Bloomington, IL USA
Tracy McKay Tracy McKay wrote on July 22, 2022 at 12:58 pm:
Happy Birthday Ron. Seems sometimes like Yesterday when you and Big Red were the Phenomenal Team and taking us all along on the Fantastic ride of our lives. Cheers from a fellow Canadian.
Sandy Schroeter Sandy Schroeter wrote on July 22, 2022 at 11:22 am:
Happy birthday, Ron -- and many more!
Mary Darden McLeod Mary Darden McLeod wrote on July 22, 2022 at 10:16 am:
Hope your special day is FANtastic, Ron!!! Thank you for the special moments with Riva & Big Red you have given me!!!! Take care, Mary Darden McLeod
Peggy Cresswell Peggy Cresswell wrote on July 21, 2022 at 10:46 pm:
Happy Birthday, Ron! Thinking of you and wishing you the best! Enjoy your special day!!!
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on June 7, 2022 at 10:19 am:
Small clarification : This circles gave me the idea of the times of the Triple-Crown , of course , but also see from above , it looks like the steps of horses running on a race track !
P.S : This will put a lot of pressure on the absurd 1999 vote .
Bill O. Bill O. wrote on June 4, 2022 at 8:47 pm:
Sorry, Secretariat.com fans. I got my weeks mixed up. I was off by one week. It's no wonder I could not find the race today on tv.

All of my earlier comments about RIVA RIDGE, though, still stand. but apply for next week.

I wondered why nobody else left a comment about the 1972 Belmont.
Bill O. Bill O. wrote on June 4, 2022 at 11:32 am:
Thank you RIVA RIDGE, the 1972 Belmont Stakes winner; just a mere 50 years ago today, and the great horse you were. Thank you for what you did for Meadow Stables. Your name will live on and on. I honor you today. My blue and white checkered banner is flying for you from my porch.
Albert Higgelke Albert Higgelke wrote on May 31, 2022 at 3:51 pm:
In my previous comment I forgot to mention something astonishing he did before the Belmont. Yeah, The Belmont was a miracle, but when he went from last to 1st in The Preakness like almost instantly? That was something everyone forgets because of his victory in The Belmont. I could go on and on, but everything's been said. What more can I say? He said it all
Albert Higgelke Albert Higgelke wrote on May 31, 2022 at 3:46 pm:
I was 10 when Secretariat won the triple crown. I never heard the pre derby forecasts and only saw the end of the preakness. When I watched him complete the triple crown at the belmont he would forever be "my" horse as he was everyone else's. I still cry in amazement at the 1973 belmont stakes and have watched it at least 15 times in one week alone. He will never be matched and I'd love to come to his grave to tell him what he means to me. I am a Christian and believe in the second coming of Christ wholeheartedly. I am starting to think that when Jesus comes back to save the world? He will be riding Secretariat.
Rick Rick wrote on May 7, 2022 at 4:37 pm:
Remembering the great Riva Ridge on the 50th anniversary of him winning the 1972 running of the Kentucky Derby. He showed his greatness by going on to win the Derby in a wire to wire performance!
Congratulations Champ! The faithful will never forget.
Rick Rick wrote on April 29, 2022 at 9:24 pm:
The great Barbaro would have turned 19 years old today. Born in 2003, he won the 2006 Kentucky Derby in dramatic fashion. He rocked the horse racing world with that win only to have his unlimited potential cut short just 2 weeks later with the injury at the Preakness. He will always be remembered though because once you are a Derby Champion you are forever a Derby Champion!

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