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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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Angie Clow Angie Clow wrote on February 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm:
I haven't watched the movie yet, but am planning on buying it as soon as I can find it! Im so glad someone finally made a movie about him! Secretariat was one of the finest, fastest horses alive! Wish I could have had the chance to see him in person!! He will live forever in our hearts and minds as the greatest!
Connie Vaillancourt Connie Vaillancourt wrote on February 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm:
I watched him run his races on TV and was totally enamoured with the horse. Since those days, I've read everything on him I can get my hands on. As I raised my family, started breeding and showing my dogs, and watched other horses race, my thoughts kept going back to Secretariat. He was a great example of winning the genetic lottery. The "nick" between Something Royal and Bold Ruler that produced Secretariat doesn't happen very often. I truley have to admit that God had a divine hand in that particular breeding. I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason, even though I may never know what the reason is. Secretariat was put on this earth for a reason. Yes, he was a "Champion of Champions", yes, he "saved the farm", but these are only parts of the story. I still think there's something more, but I'm not sure what. Whatever it is, I still believe that he was an amazing animal with a heart of gold.
rajendra rao rajendra rao wrote on February 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm:
I am 71 years now but When I saw Secretariat I was 33.It is an experience .I was on my way to Miami from Boston on a sales conference.I heard of Kentucky Derby on May 2 I cut short my visit at DC and went to Louisville to see Secretariat.I am new to this country fronm India and I went to the Race course and hadmint tulip drink and want to see the race but I didn't have the view.So I put a label on my shirt as news reporter from India and went to club house.Marines were at the door and they gave me a pass .That came handy to to go all the way to the Boxes.When the race started I went to the edge of the Box took the whole 1:59 Sec race of Secretariat in my Super8Camera and when the race was over I just came out and proseeded to Maiami.
I still have the movie. It is the experience I told all my friends and I cherish it even to day and it will remain with me until I die. Long live Secretariat,I saw him again in Belmont.winning by 32 lengths in Belmont stakes.
Melissa Melissa wrote on February 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm:
I am writing to tell my story about a very special horse to me named West Bound Dream. She is the great great granddaughter of Secretariat. Ever since I was a little girl I have wanted a horse and every year it passed without me getting a horse. When I was 21 my fiance took me to look at a horse that he picked out of an ad that he saw. She was a beautiful black Tennessee Walking Horse. As we were about to leave I saw this sad sickly looking horse out of the corner of my eye. i asked who that who was and the lady said never mind her she is getting put down today shes to thin and will never survive. I wouldn't leave without her. Everyone thought we were crazy. I spent days and nights sleeping in the barn hand feeding this poor horse. Finally after so much money and time she pulled through and is now happy and healthy. i recently looked up her tattoo number and found that she is related to Secretariat. West Bound Dream is an inspiration to me everyday just as Secretariat was to Penny.
amanda amanda wrote on February 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm:
i got a horse named domino for christmas my first horse it is exciting but did (BIG RED) GO AGAINST whos your hurry my mom rode that retired race horse when she was younger and i didnt no id she did i am 12 and am very excited to be talking to the one and only penny owner of secratariat i watched the movie i was so excited when my best friend first told me about him when we were in 2nd grade i knew he was a special horse
Avis Avis wrote on February 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm:
Just finished watching the movie. At 52, why is the only horse I ever remember running Pimilco Racetrack in Baltimore (just a few 5 minute walking distance from parent's home where I grew up) is! I still remember the race in Pimilco although I was too young to go. Thank you for the movie! It brings back wonderful memories for me. I can hear my dad screaming, "he won!"
Kathy Wallace Kathy Wallace wrote on February 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm:
I love Secretiat becaused of him i have started riding again
Paul Buss Paul Buss wrote on February 2, 2011 at 8:11 pm:
Greatest race horse I had ever seen.I feel blessed to have seen him run all those great races.He will always be remembered.Thanks for the memories.
Robin Melcher Robin Melcher wrote on February 2, 2011 at 7:44 pm:
We just watched the movie and were so touched by Secretariat. We all had tears in our eyes as if he was winning those 3 races today. What a beautiful story of courage and devotion and someone's belief in a champion. We need more stories like this in today's world!!
teresa jackson teresa jackson wrote on February 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm:
i just wanted to tell you that i just watched the movie and a really loved it thank you for the story
Irene Caty Irene Caty wrote on February 2, 2011 at 6:16 pm:
Secretariat was a most beautiful racehorse with a loveable personality. He was poetry in motion when he was racing. I never did see him race but I did see the movie Secretariat and did fall in love with him. His story was one of a great racehorse who had the heart and the drive to win doing what he loved the most. I enjoyed getting to know him through the movie and am glad that they decided to make a movie of his life. I will buy the poster of Secretariat and Zenyatta, Racing Royalty. I love Zenyatta deeply and yes, she is much like Secretariat. This is a great poster and I am thankful for haveing the opportunity to be able to own one. Thank you for contributing so much to the sport of horseracing.
Melanie Forster Melanie Forster wrote on February 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm:
I am writing in regard to a letter posted on your website asking if Secretariat's offspring are alive.
I am glad to let you know that my sister loves dearly her young horse who is Secretariat's great, great grandson.
His temperament is the sweetest even though he is not fully broken in. He follows my sister even without a head collar and lead and is very, very inquisitive and playful - which sometimes get's him in trouble with the other horses, but it doesn't deter him.
His colorings are similar to Secretariat, but he has a larger blaze on his face.
He's very special to the family.
Roberta Roberta wrote on February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm:
What a wonderful movie. Just watched it with our grandsons. We're letting you know that there is now a new generation of Secretariat fans. Our youngest grandson absolutely fell in love with that horse. What a wonderful story. Even more wonderful that it is true.
Jeanie Raymond Jeanie Raymond wrote on February 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm:
What a wonderful movie. As a child I spent many weekends at the racetracks. It was so neat to sit in the theatre with my daughter and let her experience the trill of horse racing.
Pat McBride Pat McBride wrote on February 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm:
Secretariat helped hold the country together during a very turbulent time. He was something that we could all agree on. I was 13 years old and really didn't know anything about horse racing nor did I care. But given the overwhelming positive media coverage of this horse, I remember him well. We all loved his will to win, his majestic presence, and his ability to back up his owner's words. There are other great horses with huge hearts for winning that come to mind ..... John Henry and Go For Wand. However, there will never be another Secretariat.
Margaret Andrew Margaret Andrew wrote on February 2, 2011 at 8:03 am:
I just finished watching the Disney movie . And I was extremely moved. What a brave, powerful, and determined horse! I fell in love with him, and everyone that believed in him. His eyes showed so much emotion! And that Belmont finished line event was spectacular! So overjoyed that I can visit here ..
manuel manuel wrote on February 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm:
Well just wanted to say that BIG RED had a big heart which inspired Penny to beleive that he would be the greatest horse ever to live...
Denica H. Denica H. wrote on February 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm:
Hello,

I have a Thoroughbred Cheastnut looks just like Secretariat. I know I would love to see him race. How does it feel to know you had one of the greatest race horses in the world and you have to live without him. I dont know if i could handle it. How hard was it to get into racing? I know you worked very hard to get to where you got and he had tramendous talent. I wish I could of been there to see him win the Belmont!
Darlene Williams Darlene Williams wrote on February 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm:
I was 17 years old when Secretariat made history. From the Derby on I followed each televised race. His face is the one that looked back from my teenage walls and notebooks. I still remember with fondness the moment he won and 38 years later I still feel the Pride I felt for the Greatest Horse EVER!
Janis Stacy Janis Stacy wrote on February 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm:
Dear Ms. Chenery,
I am 15 years old and I live in Michigan. Horses have been a huge part of my life for a long time now and I've always loved Secretariat. I've been riding horses since I was 5 and my parents would tell me I had a special touch with horses. I feel like I can communicate with them very easily like you did with Secretariat. My mom has plates of all the Triple Crown winners and I cherish my moms plate of him. He was gorgeous and a complete wonder horse. I honor you for all your strength to go the long way you went with him. You must be really proud. But anyways I was wondering if you still owned The Meadow farm or if you don't who does? That was such a beautiful farm and I'd love to vist it some day. I was just in Virginia this past summer and I learned that a lot of the race horses came from Virginia.
I hope you can get back with me.

I wish you well, thankyou.
Sincerely, Janis Stacy

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