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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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Michelle Mansell Michelle Mansell wrote on February 10, 2020 at 7:43 pm:
Secretariat.....will always be my inspiration in life. I believe that sometimes in life god creates something so pure and beautiful that it takes our breath away. God gave him wings to fly and he willl remain in my heart πŸ’“ forever. R.I.P (Big Red) God bless you πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸ†πŸ†πŸ†
Rick Rick wrote on February 7, 2020 at 3:24 pm:
Remembering one of Secretariat's Team Members today...the "Groom" Charlie Davis. Charles passed two years ago today in 2018. He had just turned 78 years old a few days earlier.

The faithful will never forget!

RIP Charlie
Rick Rick wrote on February 3, 2020 at 1:34 pm:
Yesterday 'the Groom' Charlie Davis would have turned 80 years old. He was born in 1940.

Tomorrow 'the Storyteller' Bill Nack would have turned 79 years old. He was born in 1941.

The 'Devine Wonder' Secretariat brought these 2 men together, and neither of their lives would ever be the same.

May all 3 of these souls Rest In Peace.
Gloria Gloria wrote on January 29, 2020 at 12:58 pm:
Just got my long-awaited calendar yesterday and I have to say, I was well worth the wait! The inserts...a beautiful color phot as well as a stunning post-size picture with stats on the back were a pleasant surprise.
When I opened the calendar I got sort of teary-eyed as I leaned on the spirit of Secretariat as my mother failed in health. It's only a few days away from the 4th anniversary of her death and the link between Secretariat and that time is still strong for me. When I wept at his grave the fall after she passed, I wept for Secretariat and my mother...and it seems I will continue to do so...
Rick Rick wrote on January 29, 2020 at 11:11 am:
2006 Kentucky Derby Champion Barbaro passed away 13 years ago today. He captivated the nation, but sadly his seemingly limitless potential was never realized do to injury.
Never to be forgotten, RIP Barbaro
Cathy McGrath Cathy McGrath wrote on January 28, 2020 at 8:36 pm:
Happy Birthday to our First Lady of Thoroughbred Racing! ❀️ 🐎
You’re memory will live on in millions of hearts.
Rick Rick wrote on January 27, 2020 at 1:11 pm:
Penny Chenery was born 98 years ago today in 1922. Remembering Penny today on her birthday. We all miss you!
jim isom jim isom wrote on January 1, 2020 at 8:44 pm:
Ruth or Cobb; Payton or Brown; Jordan or Bird; Owens or Thorpe; Nicklaus or Woods;
Secretariat.
TIM DEAN # 1 FAN & HISTORIAN OF SECRETARIAT TIM DEAN # 1 FAN & HISTORIAN OF SECRETARIAT wrote on December 26, 2019 at 4:25 pm:
I wanted to stop by the #1 Thoroughbred racing website
and tell everyone Happy Holidays.
I hope all of the Secretariat fans
have a very happy New Year 2020...
It is SOOO AMAZING that Secretariat set and broke all 3 Triple Crown record's in 1973 of which STILL STAND TODAY! There's racehorses today that TRY to tie or break "Big Red's" race records but fall Short every year...NO RACEHORSE in the history of horseracing has EVER ran as FAST AS SECRETARIAT in ANY of the Triple Crown races...From the first Triple Crown race in 1919 won by Sir Barton , Secretariat Still Holds all 3 Triple Crown race track record's ...Also, in the history of horseracing, Secretariat was / is the MOST PHOTOGRAPHED racehorse in history...Also, from 1973 till 1989 Secretariat had more than 10,000 visitors every year at Claiborne Farm in Paris Kentucky...Now, he still has many people from all over the WORLD who travel to Claiborne Farm to pay there respect to "Big Red...Hello to Secretariat.com , Ron Turcotte and John & Kate Tweedy...As ALWAYS, HELLO TO MY SECRETARIAT AND I / WE ALL MISS & LOVE YOU ALWAYS & FOREVER...
Rick Rick wrote on December 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm:
Just remembering Chic Anderson today. The 'Voice' of the 1973 Triple Crown races. His calls are timeless and are forever linked with Secretariat's great Triple Crown run. Chic's birthday is tomorrow. He was born on December 17, 1931. The faithful will never forget!!
Barbara Barbara wrote on December 2, 2019 at 5:19 pm:
I absolutely adore Secretariat. Never met him but watched the great Belmont with my family in 1973. By the way, the bronze staute of Secretariat is beautiful and greatly deserved. Thank you for your great website!
Anthony Yearwood Anthony Yearwood wrote on November 1, 2019 at 4:26 pm:
SECRETARIAT HAS LEFT A LEGACY FOR HUMAN ATHELETS.I HAVE DERIVED A FORMULA FROM THE 2012 OLYMPICS WHERE BOLT HAD A 100 METER TIME OF 9.63 SECONDS & BLAKE 9.75 SECONDS TO SECRETARIATS 99TH.KENTUCKY DERBY TIME OF 119.4 SECONDS AND HIS OTHER TIMES.BOLTS 100 METER TIME OF 9.58 SECONDS ALSO LINKS BACK TO SECRETARIAT AS WELL AS BOLT'S 200 METER RECORD OF 19.19 SECONDS.I TOLD A SPORTS CASTER ON Q 100.7 FM IN BARBADOS ON AIR ABOUT THIS WITH AN ILLUSTRATION BUT HE DIDN'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.I HAD THIS FORMULA FOR SOME TIME BUT THE NUMBERS OF 24 SECONDS AND A CHARACTERISTIC OF .06 SECONDS HAD ME BAFFLED SINCE NO HUMAN COULD SUN THAT FAST.DIVIDE SECRETARIATS 2 MINUTES 24 SECONDS BY 2.4 AND IT GIVES AN AVERAGE 1000 METER TIME OF 60 SECONDS THIS IS 1.6 TIMES THE VALUE OF THE 1 MINUTE 1 MILE CLOCK I.E 60 SECONDS DIVIDED BY 1.6 EQUALS 37.5 SECONDS & 37.5 SECONDS MULTIPLIED BY 1.6 EQUALS 60 FOR SECRETARIAT AT THAT SAME 1000 METER MARK.MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS antyear292@gmail.com.myphone number is 246 235-4379
TIM DEAN # 1 FAN & HISTORIAN TO SECRETARIAT TIM DEAN # 1 FAN & HISTORIAN TO SECRETARIAT wrote on October 24, 2019 at 7:45 pm:
I wanted to stop by The # 1 Thoroughbred racing website and Secretariat's own website and say I have seen the photo's of the completed work of Jocelyn Russell who sculptured The Secretariat Masterpiece , which was unveiled at Keeneland on October 12th, 2019...I absolutely love the finished work, of the Secretariat monument, done by Jocelyn...She is a true professional in my opinion...The muscles and the veins and bronze coat , in my opinion, are outstanding...I personally want to THANK the Secretariat sculpturer Jocelyn Russell for doing a superb job...Secretariat, aka "Big Red", would be very Pleased...I want to say hi,and hope all is well to Secretariat.com, Ron Turcotte, Kate & John, and also the Secretariat monument sculptor Jocelyn Russell, and I ALWAYS SAY HELLO TO "BIG RED" HIS SPIRIT and Memories WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON...My Secretariat is and ALWAYS WILL BE THE TIMELESS LEGEND...ALL of the other Thoroughbred racehorses TRY to catch Secretariat's race record 's and just CAN'T DO IT, WHY, because SECRETARIAT is a "SUPERHORSE" in Speed, and beauty and in intelligence and in his own charisma...Simply THE (BEST) THERE EVER WAS, and ALWAYS WILL BE THE BEST BAR NONE!!!
TIM DEAN # 1 FAN & HISTORIAN TO SECRETARIAT TIM DEAN # 1 FAN & HISTORIAN TO SECRETARIAT wrote on October 15, 2019 at 12:29 am:
Well Secretariat fan's, I am back, The #1 fan and historian of the 1973 Triple Crown Winner "Big Red" SECRETARIAT! I wanted to stop by the # 1 Thoroughbred racing website and Secretariat's Personal website to say, my heart was heavy and disappointed that I was not able to attend this year's Secretariat Festival...I have had transportation problems , if it wasn't for that I would've been there...If The Good Lord is willing, I hope to be there at next year's festival...I want to tell my friend Secretariat.com and Ronnie Turcotte and Kate and John hello...Also, Id like to say hello to Dr. Thomas Swerczek who done the necropsy on Secretariat back in October of 1989...ALWAYS REMEMBER THE # 1 RACEHORSE and The # 1 Professional athlete The World has EVER SEEN is and was my Secretariat...
David Termine David Termine wrote on October 5, 2019 at 8:40 am:
Just watched the Disney film again last nigh; the anniversary of the passing of this amazing being. All these years later I remember being a kid and my father bringing me to a racetrack in Miami around the time of Secretariat’s ascent into history. Majestic and magical are two words for this beautiful, historic horse and all the rest of the days with my rescued Jasmine who is now 14 will be somehow inspired and touched by my life-long admiration for horses, instilled by the great ones long ago. Rest on Big Red.
Rick Rick wrote on October 4, 2019 at 9:47 am:
It was 30 years ago today...the Lord called Secretariat home to play.
We all miss you Champ!!
You will never be forgotten!!
Nicole Nicole wrote on September 21, 2019 at 2:52 pm:
I'm attending the Secretariat Festival this year in Lexington, Kentucky and I'm so excited! This is my first time at the Festival and I know it will be Spectacular! What I'm looking forward most is to go and visit Secretariat's grave site at Claiborne Farms and to also have a "Big Red Beer" in honor of My Dear Secretariat! I Love You Secretariat! Thank You for being My Hero! xoxo

Nicole from Grand Falls, NB Canada! πŸ™‚
TIM DEAN # 1 SECRETARIAT FAN & HISTORIAN TIM DEAN # 1 SECRETARIAT FAN & HISTORIAN wrote on September 5, 2019 at 4:19 pm:
I am back Secretariat fans...I am posting this to correct Alain Valade on the Greatest American Racehorses of the 20th Century...He is So CORRECT ON SECRETARIAT BEING # 1 !!! I really don't feel Kelso would or should be rated # 2...In my opinion, Secretariat is NO DOUBT # 1, then it should be Man O'War at #2 , then maybe Citation, Kelso etc...Don't forget, there were other good Thoroughbred race horses such as: Count Fleet- Triple Crown Winner, Seattle Slew- Triple Crown Winner, Spectacular Bid, Omaha-Triple Crown Winner, Bold Ruler-Secretariat's Sire etc...In my opinion , ESPN should have voted Secretariat # 1 for the top Sports Athlete of the 20th Century instead of 35...Hello to the #1 Thoroughbred horseracing website Secretariat.com, Ronnie Turcotte,John and Kate ...By the way, if you fan's are ever at Claiborne Farm MAKE SURE YOU STOP BY AND PAY TRIBUTE TO THE RESTING PLACE OF SECRETARIAT THE GREATEST RACEHORSE AND THE MOST INTELLIGENT ATHLETE OF ALL TIME IN MY OPINION...One last note , leave Secretariat flowers if you fans ever go and pay Tribute to my Secretariat...Thanks!!!
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on September 1, 2019 at 1:18 am:
To end this scientific adventure let us dare this sentence : Where no horses have gone before....( Stars Track = Secretariat and Kelso ).It is obvious that Mrs.Penny and her counterpart (Dupont family for Kelso ) had a hard time sleeping and losing a lot of money and credibility by this 1999 voting `` Kept in QUIRK`` .I repeat : Would Nadia Comaneci have the right to return to ( On ) the judges by ranking her 2nd or 3rd while she had the highest marks ? It is a question of justice , basic common sense , lost money , lost credibility , lost sleep for Penny and Dupont family .
For a very long time it is my last e-mail because I am working and waiting on 2 others cases . All my work and vision about Secretariat was inspired from Beyer ( The Washington Post reporter who gave between 151 and 154 for Secretariat . It is so evident he was right because he worked with a key=Speed. What else ?
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on August 28, 2019 at 9:43 am:
From a formal point of view one must of course expect that a horse belonging to a finishing of the century outclasses another belonging to a begining of this same century . This means that from the 3 big horses we must be counted backwards : 1- Secretariat ( 70s ) 2- Kelso ( 60s ) 3- Man O`War ( 20s ) . These are the speeds that always go from the front that require that .A race card must play very little since a single record is worth maybe ten races won because the times obtained during these races will often be exceeded by other horses that will not necessarily win these races!! A race card is a convenient and relative reference to talking about a horse but does not tell the real things....Think of Black Caviar with her formidable card ( 25-0-0 ) but a race card of (8-8-9) for example with 2 or 3 grand records grandioese will be superior , much better !!
Conclusion : A record is a unique time that belongs to the horse and must absolutely be beaten or at least equal .
...Records break the cream of the crop .
...The race card of Secretariat (16-3-1) says nothing about him and let`s us forget that he had a legitimate reason to lose every time ( Toothache/Disqualification/A flu just over....) .Badluck is ``noted`` .

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