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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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Mark Mark wrote on January 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm:
If you are old enough(like me) to remember the saga of Big Red, be grateful.
Jeff Colt Jeff Colt wrote on January 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm:
I've watched the movie for the third time. I've been waiting since I saw Big Red win it all in '73. After the Belmont I told my Wife. "You have just seen the Best of the Best, and will NEVER see anything like that again"! I'm just so glad it happened in my lifetime. I didn't recognize Penny in the Movie until I watched it the second time. In the Special Features section under Heart of a Champion, they showed a tape of the real 1973 Belmont and it's just as powerful to watch now as it was back then. Thank you to ALL involved for making a long over due epic saga of the one known as "Big Red"!
Michelle Fox Michelle Fox wrote on January 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm:
I will never forget the Belmont race of 1973. Never before have I ever seen a horse with such speed and grace, it brought tears to my eyes watching Big Red run. My daughter and I bought the movie and watched it last night and sure enough tears of joy were flowing again, as if reliving that wonderful moment. Mrs. Penny, thank you for your faith in this wonderful horse. You are truly an inspiration to me, and I know he wasn't just a horse to you. He was a part of your family. He lives within my heart and will never be forgotten. God Bless You!
M L Sketchley M L Sketchley wrote on January 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm:
One of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. I shed tears of joy
for this magnificent horse, I'm obsessed with Secretariat now.

thank you so much
ML Sketchley
Phyllis S. Phyllis S. wrote on January 28, 2011 at 10:40 am:
Oh, there aren't enough words to describe this magnificant horse. He is the most beautiful thoroughbred I have ever seen. Mrs. Tweedy is so inspirational.
Mark Satterly Mark Satterly wrote on January 28, 2011 at 3:40 am:
I just finished watching the movie and just loved it...I really like movies that are based on true stories and this was a great one...There are only a few things in life that are MAGICAL , and horses are one of them !!!
Pamela Sprott Pamela Sprott wrote on January 28, 2011 at 3:23 am:
I loved Secretariat. What an exciting thoroughbred he was. I remember when he took the Triple Crown well. I knew there would never be another horse like him. I just saw the movie and loved it and the story of his life and his impact on others. What a wonderful blessing you received with his birth... as we all did. When I got into horse racing years later with my husband, we had a winner in a couple of horses and it was an exciting time for us... so, I can only imagine the overwhelming feeling of pride and love you must have felt for him. I'm so looking forward to one day seeing one of his offspring inheriting his heart, speed, and endurance to thrill once again the racing world and all of its fans.
Eugene W. Eugene W. wrote on January 28, 2011 at 2:46 am:
Growing up in England, and around horses most of my life now 57 the one thing I wish I could have done is to meet Secretariat. Most people treat animals as just that, but reading about you Penny and the Farm, I feel that I did know him. Even though I don't follow racing I always find horses that I want to know more about he was one of them. When I read about how you were with him I know what you are talking about, I have a horse of the track as she didn't do very well at all but she is my girl and we both know it I wish that everyone in this world could feel that with a horse it would make this world a better place I think. Well all have dreams in life as you did with (Red) I have the same dream with Ballerina, I know it wouldn't racing but to have a place for just us and our friends (more horses) to be love as they all should be, and to be treated like Secretiriat was and Ballerina is treated.
Brent Knapp Brent Knapp wrote on January 28, 2011 at 1:42 am:
Thanks so much for producing such a great movie.I truly loved it.
Dianne Smith Dianne Smith wrote on January 28, 2011 at 12:25 am:
One of the most awesome movies I've seen in a long time. Touched my heart & soul! Will be buying a copy of this movie no doubt! Watched it twice in a row already tonight and will probably watch it again and again and again! Thank you Walt Disney for making this movie!
Stacey Fryar-Hall Stacey Fryar-Hall wrote on January 27, 2011 at 11:19 pm:
Dear Penny,

Just wanted you to know what an inspiration you are. I was 9 years old when I watched Secretariat win the Belmont by 31 lenghts. I have already bought the 2-disc blu-ray and and i have watched the original clips of Secretariat's Glorious Triple Crown Victory so many times I have lost count. You really are the Greatest. Thank you for just being you, not ever giving up on what you believed in and last but not least, on believing in Big Red. WE LOVE YOU!
T Coffey T Coffey wrote on January 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm:
Growing up in Louisville, Ky, home of The Kentucky Derby, the name Secretariat is etched in all of our hearts and memories. The first Saturday in May, we all wonder if we will ever witness such greatness and power again. He was a magnificent horse, he was perfection. There may be another triple crown winner at some point, but I don't think we will ever see it done the way Big Red did it. Thank you Penny for having faith in this horse and never giving up. Your passion enabled us all to see true greatness. He had a huge heart, and he will live in ours forever. Miss You Big Red
Darla Santisteven Darla Santisteven wrote on January 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm:
I just watched the movie about secretariat and it was spectaluar. What a
wonderful horse. He was wonderful. I remember watching him win the
kentucky derby and thought he was the fastest horse that I had ever watched.
what a wonderful life he must have lived and to have had so many foals to
carry on his wonderful bloodline. Are any of his foals still around in the racing
world today that we could look forward to racing in the future? I certainly hope
that there is and that they do there bloodline proud and honor his name in a
win on the track in the memory of the greatest horse in history Secretariat.
Mea Lally Mea Lally wrote on January 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm:
Let Him RUN 11111 !!!!!!
Sheila Russell Sheila Russell wrote on January 27, 2011 at 3:27 pm:
I remember watching the race with my Dad and he said, "We would probably never see another horse like that in our lifetime." My husband and I went to see the movie the first night it played and went back to see it again two more times in the next two weeks. An awesome movie and one of my favorite, wholesome and what movies should be like.
Jodi Nagle Jodi Nagle wrote on January 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm:
I would just like to say that I just finished watching the movie "Secretariat". I watched it two times in a row. The movie was very exciting. The horse was truly amazing. I was very young when Secretariat had his hay-day, but I can remember everyone talking about him and how amazing he was. What a spectacular animal and a wonderful story. I am completely hooked on that big beautiful red guy!! He was a true champion in every sense of the word. The movie inspired me to do more research on him. Thank you for sharing his story and allowing us to share in his glory. I can't wait to have the rest of my family watch this movie. They will love it too!!
Jeanene Jeanene wrote on January 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm:
Prideful, awestruck tears come to my eyes when I see a picture of Secretariat. What power, what grace. I watched the movie yesterday and as a working mother and having a few years under my belt, rarely do I find moments when my heart fills like it did yesterday and today now on the website. Fine moments....
Ms. Penny...strong, direct and determined. Thank you for paving the path for future strong and determined women.
patty fuentes patty fuentes wrote on January 27, 2011 at 6:23 am:
I just have one thing to say and that is I just bought the movie and omg I loved it secretariat was an awesome horse.
Sheryl Black Sheryl Black wrote on January 27, 2011 at 1:02 am:
Penny...I know why God allowed him to bless you with this God given creature. Your faith. It was God's power in Secretariat (Red) that kept his heart like new and his magnificent body in tune to win by 31 lengths. Thank you for who you are and for the faith you never ceased to have in God and his creation.
Eugene Bickley Eugene Bickley wrote on January 27, 2011 at 12:21 am:
I remember watching the KY Derby when the announcer Chic Hearne called on the back strecth; "Secertariat is moving like a giant machine: and in 1976 driving through a huge rainstorm 75 miles in KY to Claiborne Farms to see Big Red. He was almost human as the rain had stopped and he walked out as if he had planned it. God what a magnificant, beautiful creature, as regal as a King !!!
The movie did he and Mrs. Chenery justice and there will never be another in this lifetime or the next. They don't breed them to run like Big Red any more.

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