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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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S. Gibson S. Gibson wrote on February 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm:
I had the privilege to have seen Secretariat's Triple Crown races on TV and was such a fan of this magnificent horse. I have loved horses all my life, but have never owned one. Having admired him because I felt he was so great in all respects, I had to buy the book on him back then. Then I had to see the movie and it was so great, I then had to have a copy of it on DVD. I would also like to thank you for all the work you did to bring Secretariat's story to the world again, and also your work with retired thoroughbreds
Robert L. Page II Robert L. Page II wrote on February 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm:
I was 12 when he ran and knew how special he was and ever would be.
Now, just before turning 50, I was blessed to see his movie: And as I sat (knowing how it would end before it even began) I found myself again 12, hyperventilating, sweating and yelling at the T.V. for my hero: Secretariat.
It's great to be proven right now and then and to re-live the first time I came to feel what I now know to be true: Special he was, and ever will be.
Alice Alice wrote on January 31, 2011 at 11:01 pm:
I just watched the movie last night and I cried through the whole thing. I found myself cheering and screaming as if the races were live and I was there. I was only 8 when he won the Triple Crown, but I remember it till this day. What a powerful story. I have been a horse lover for years. What an inspiration Secreteriat was, as well as Penny to put her heart and soul into this horse. There is no love like the love you get from an animal.
Katy Katy wrote on January 31, 2011 at 10:29 pm:
I watched the movie and loved it! Thank you for telling your story so that we could all enjoy it! Did you yourself ever ride Big Red? Was he as spirited a horse as I think he was?
Brianna Brianna wrote on January 31, 2011 at 9:20 pm:
Hi Penny,
I watched the movie Secretariat and loved it. I'm 13 and jump horses. I was wondering if Secretariat ever did eventing or still was being ridden after he came off the track? I was so inspired by you too by watching the movie. I know some of Secretariats great great great grand sons and grand daughters in that live in Maine. When you can get back to me!
Martin Cardellina Martin Cardellina wrote on January 31, 2011 at 9:18 pm:
Hi Penny.I saw the movie the first weekend it was released on October 16.I bought both the movie and The Life and Times of Secretariat DVD since then.What a powerful and feel good story about this absolutely amazing horse.His accomplishments will not be rivaled for quite a long time,if ever.Being on the cover of Time,Newsweek and Sports Illustrated in less than 1 week between the May 19th Preakness and June 9th Belmont suggests supreme recognition in 1973.Back then I only saw his races on tv,but with the lief and times dvd,I now have a lifetime of exhilirating memories.I loved Secretariat then,and I still love him now.I say love because I hate using past tense for him...Thank God for Guestbook.I feel like part of the family.All my best to you.Sincerely,Martin Cardellina
loretta loretta wrote on January 31, 2011 at 8:55 pm:
Big red was amazing! He had heart and I really think he loved what he think another horse hasn't come close to accomplishing what he did.I'm sure in time another power horse will come to be great too,especially if he has an owner and trainer who will love and care for him just as penny did big red....he will never be forgotten.I actually have an entired scrap book of big red that was passed down to me...
Megan Megan wrote on January 31, 2011 at 6:36 pm:
Thank you Miss Penny for creating this award.The criteria has been well explained & it is an award for the people to participate in,that is important to me as a racing fan.It will be something to look forward to each year.It makes total sense to honor a horse that brings us joy to watch,to be attached to,to celebrate in our world (outside of the industry)So many great horse's have gone unnoticed or celebrated in the past.It's time for us, the public, to vote.Secratariat,is a hero & a joy to watch race.He sure was something special,how lucky for you to have owned such a majestic and awesome horse.The award is appropriately named & now Secratariat & the other greats wont be forgotten,nor their contribution to the sport.They have similar awards for human athletes why not our precious,beloved horses.
Torrie Ann Needham Torrie Ann Needham wrote on January 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm:
Fabulous addition to the race horse industry, after all, the public is the backbone to the industry....Kudos
Eliecer Eliecer wrote on January 31, 2011 at 2:12 pm:
Just to say Hello to everyone of you. I love the Horse Races, and the history about Secretariat is amazing. When Secretariat did win the Triple Crown I was a little boy around 4 years old.
karen abitz karen abitz wrote on January 31, 2011 at 12:51 pm:
hello. i loved the movie that disney put out on secretariat.he sure blown that horse a way at the belmont boy was he fast. i always wanted a horse when i was little but parents wouldnt buy one for me they say wait till you grow up and on your own. my uncle had horses so i fell in love with them since i was little and now i own my own her name is aces moonlit beauty.her sire is a well known halter impressive. i have gone to ky and love watching the hoses run fast. i hope disney makes more movies on more race horse dead or barbaro. i like to see one made on him.
Kathleen Eyles Kathleen Eyles wrote on January 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm:
I am a lover of Secretariat. I was 23 when I saw him run in the Triple Crown races. Now with the miracle of Youtube I can watch him race every day if I want too. I have followed all the news of Big Red throughout the years. I have read William Nack's book, and of course, I have seen the film. I cry everytime I watch him run the Belmont......His peformance is that overwhelming. And I cried when he passed away. How wonderful to have lived in the age of this amazing horse. He is just so handsome, and has been so inspiring. Thank you for this wonderful website! Kathleen
Bernadette Bernadette wrote on January 31, 2011 at 10:44 am:
Good morning.

What a wonderful idea for an award!

I would like to suggest consideration be given as to presenting this award posthumously to Barbaro. He certainly left a lasting impression on the world, and he remains in the hearts of devoted fans such as myself. I live near New Bolton Center and when I drive by during important dates in the short life of Barbaro – such as his birthday, the day he was euthanized, etc. devoted fans still leave messages of love for him at New Bolton Center all these years later.

Although we will never know his full racing potential, his tragic story touched the world’s hearts and the impact of this great horse continues with the establishment of the Barbaro Memorial Fund for Laminitis Research.

Please consider a posthumous Vox Populi Award for Barbaro. Thank you for your time.

Bernadette B.
Alexandra Alexandra wrote on January 31, 2011 at 6:46 am:
I'm a horse lover, and I just saw the movie about Secretariat, and I love it.
It touches deep in the soul of everyone that really loves horses, and they have so much to teach us...

Best wishes for all (with 2 and 4 legs)
Lara Lowe Lara Lowe wrote on January 31, 2011 at 3:51 am:
I just watched the movie & it was awe inspiring. I'm definitely gonna buy it. He was definitely the phenom of Horse Racing. Truly a history maker.
linda linda wrote on January 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm:
Hello everyone, it is so wonderful to have shared the experience of Secretariat and to know a woman who was strong enough to embrace her beliefs and live her life accordingly. I have a horse his name is Vixx. He is an Arabian out of the line of Bask. He is 24 and I have had him for 18 years. He too is a remarkable animal with the heart of a champion. Although I do a different type of riding. Western and Carriage Driving. I have physical disabilities and my horse and I work as a team. He is my soulmate and my best friend. Owning my horse and all the friends I have had over the years was worth everything. I loved learning about Big Red and all those who loved and still love him. He truly will always be a remarkable animal. Thank you for being able to share his experience.
Kimberly Kimberly wrote on January 30, 2011 at 10:58 pm:
I would really like to be a part of anything to do with this "great" horse Secretariat. I also have much respect for Penny. He is my #1!
hanna love hanna love wrote on January 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm:
hi my name is hanna i love horses.Ilove to ride. my mom is from Vermont.I live in Florida.I am 9 years old.I think the story of secretariat is touching.My favorite actor was the actor that played Eddie Sweat.he is a great actor.
jessica bates jessica bates wrote on January 30, 2011 at 9:46 pm:
Dear penny,
I love to watch all your movies i love horses and secretariat is the beuatiful he is just not any race horse or any horse he is secretariat and i think that he encouraged me to not be afraid of stuff that i want to do in my life and i am doing the things i would never had done if it wasn't for him i would never new the things i know now .Now i have a horse that i love very much and he is the greatest one day i hope he ends up to be a horse like secretariat .
Susan Huff Susan Huff wrote on January 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm:
What a pleasure to watch this horse.


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