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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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Laura Taylor Laura Taylor wrote on November 1, 2010 at 7:19 pm:
Dear Penny,
You are an inspiration to all women and girls. I have never had the privilege of being able to work around horses, however, I love animals, and your story, and Secretariat's is precious.
Fondly,
Laura
Rianna Rianna wrote on November 1, 2010 at 6:51 pm:
I saw the movie tonight with my 6 year old daughter who has such a love for horses. She enjoyed it so much that she wanted me to come home and look up any pictures or information on Secretariat because she wanted to write to "everyone". So the following is from Rianna, age 6. 🙂

Thank you for horses and the great horse Secretariat. I enjoyed watching him run all the races and I know you did too. I know that you miss him and won't forget him. You are so blessed to have horses, I want a horse of my own one day. But I don't know if I would be brave to race a horse like Ronnie. 🙂
Erika Ovalle de Hernandez Erika Ovalle de Hernandez wrote on November 1, 2010 at 6:41 pm:
On behalf of my 5 year old Simany i wanted to say thank you for sharing the story of Secretariat. She just started riding and we are learning to appreciate the beauty a horse brings to your life. My daughter's passion for them is something I've never seen before. Seen a horse thru her eyes is a gift from God. She cheered and clapped for Big Red thru his races on the movie (so funny to watch) her little heart a million miles per hour. Almost as fast as he was running. Thank you once again. Erika
Taylor D : Taylor D : wrote on November 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm:
I bought the Secretariat book by William Nack. And it's a very cool book! I love reading about this miraculous horse and what he did. I wish I could of been there to watch him, but I wasn't born then. I absolutely love horses, But Secretariat is definitly my favorite.
ginny kiely ginny kiely wrote on November 1, 2010 at 7:22 am:
I have recently seen the movie by Disney on Secretariat. I did not know the history of the horse or the family that raised and raced him until now. What an inspiring story. I admire Penny for her heart and conviction that her horse was a winner. What a special bond they shared. What a wonderful example she was for her children.
In the past 10 years I have been involved with hunter/jumpers youth competitions in Colorado and across the east coast. Horses are truly amazing animals and I too feel that they can look into your soul. Thank you for sharing your story with the world.
Cindy Young Cindy Young wrote on November 1, 2010 at 7:05 am:
He was my inspiration and hero. Saw him run against Riva Ridge. Was always amazed he wasn't whipped, he just ran on his own.
Susan Susan wrote on November 1, 2010 at 6:44 am:
I was so close to seeing him in 1984 on a trip to Kentucky, but the day we came they where not allowing visitors due to breeding. I was crushed. Imagine a 20yr old crying becuase she could not see a horse. I now own a great grand daughter of Bold Ruler and I wonder if she knows what royal blood lines she has. I am so glad you lost the coin toss. Although I show AQHA and ApHC my heart is always with the runners.
Lenore Crauthamel Lenore Crauthamel wrote on November 1, 2010 at 6:22 am:
the movie brought back such wonderful memories of this phenom. I remember so vividly each
race. I'm sure there will never be another like him in my lifetime. It was even better to have seen it with my grandaughter, who shares my love of horses and is the same age as I was when BIG RED made history. just seeing her reaction, to what it was like to be part of that extraordinary
event brought tears to my eyes. thank you for that gift! Sincerely, Lenore Crauthamel/Brook Park
ohio.
Vanessa Vanessa wrote on October 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm:
I have to say that Secretariat was the best horse ever and after watching the movie tonight I never quite understood why people race horses...But more that it's the horse that carries the Human across the finish line with it's own pride, will and stamina. Amazing story I was 5 when Secretariat passed away. So I watched the movie with out any common knowledge of him in general.
Joan Johnson Joan Johnson wrote on October 31, 2010 at 7:31 pm:
I saw the movie last week and loved it. It brought back all of my memories of watching him win the Triple Crown. I was glued to the TV for all three races. I am not a big sports fan. The only thing that I watch on a regular basis is the three races for the Triple Crown. Big Red has always been my favorite. I can't wait for the movie to come out on DVD so that I can buy it and watch it over and over again.
Kay Marshall Kay Marshall wrote on October 31, 2010 at 5:49 pm:
Mrs. Penny C. Tweedy, who would you know that is a Secretariat offspring stud that is alive that would be a match to breed to Zenyatta? Enjoying your daughter's book that I purchased after seeing your film. It is terrific and the movie was exceptional! I graduated from college in '75 and watched Foolish Pleasure win the Derby.That was my one and only trip to the Derby, which I would love to see again in person. No matter where we are my Mom and I call each other and watch the race and talk about the horses. Plan to watch the Breeder's Cup next weekend that Zenyatta will be running. Thank you, Kay Marshall, Aledo, Texas
annette eddy annette eddy wrote on October 31, 2010 at 3:45 pm:
Went to see the movie today ,was the most wonderful movie ever. I remember Secretariat running in the triple crown when I was a girl . My mom and dad love to watch every year and thought the horse was huge it was he was one great and wonderful horse.I cried at the movies .
Jennifer Granda Jennifer Granda wrote on October 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm:
I saw the 2010 movie Secretariat this week and my love and admiration for the horse came flooding back into my heart and my mind. Thank you for believing, thank you for your tenacity and thank you for showing us what beauty really is ... running at life!
Julie Everetts Julie Everetts wrote on October 31, 2010 at 1:18 pm:
Just came back from seeing the movie. It was wonderful. Everyone did a great job. Diane was very beliveable. Penny must be very proud of the movie. I remember the story very well.
Alisa Alisa wrote on October 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm:
I grew up hearing about Secretariat and watching his big races and today just saw the movie. What a wonderful tribute to an incredible horse. Penny's spirit and determination are gifts to all of us of a value unspoken. He and Penny are gems and should never be forgotten. Bless you.
Mary Mary wrote on October 31, 2010 at 10:42 am:
I have limited knowledge of horse racing, but have fond memories of my Dad allowing us (his children) to pick our favorite horse in the Kentucky Derby each year. I remember Secretariat but was not aware of the challenges faced by Penny while on her journey to the triple crown. If the movie is a true representation of her character, I wish I had known of her much earlier in my life as she is a true inspiration. I would count her in the top five women that I most admire! If she does public appearances, I would love to know the schedule so that I could meet her in person. Best regards, Mary
Lourdes E. Moya Lourdes E. Moya wrote on October 31, 2010 at 8:42 am:
I was just 12 years when Secretariat won the Triple Crown, and since that year I became a true fan of this horse. I still remember the comments of the reporters but I was so sure at this moment that Secretariat will be the winner. After watching the movie, so many memories came to my mind, especially the emotions like the horse were mine. I have to express to Ms. Penny Chenery my respect for being a such brave woman, facing a hard moment in her life and giving the fight. Thank you for having faith in Secretariat, because after all, Ms. Penny, no history were made if you would't be persist and trust in the abilities of the your horse. Secretariat was a gift of God to you, thank you for sharing him with us.
tony rocha tony rocha wrote on October 31, 2010 at 5:01 am:
i was never a racing fan before but secretariat changed all that for me in that year 1973, truly one of the greatest names in sports history, i will never forget him
Melissa Aguilar Melissa Aguilar wrote on October 31, 2010 at 4:20 am:
Just wanted to take moment to say the movie was incredible and after crying through all of Red's wins, I can only imagine how much you all loved the horse. My daughter who is 7 wants so badly to begin riding and the movie really inspired me to make sure she gets the opportunity.

Execllent story, incredible strength, and amazing horse! Thank you for sharing his story.
Logan Ray Logan Ray wrote on October 30, 2010 at 6:15 pm:
Never in my life have I ever seen a horse like Secretariat, now I am only 16 but it really changed my life. You see I have rode horses for 10 years. I actually believe the horse is in my sole. Haha. I ride on the Ludington Highschool Equestrian team. In Ludington, Michigan. I am the only guy who rides on the team. Sometimes I am discouraged by many things. But I always have dealt with it. NO one, has ever or will ever take me away from the horse. I have seen every aspect of the horse. Raceing, showing, trail riding, you name it. I started 1 year ago with speed eventing. and with a new horse named- " Rebeliou's Miss" aka Taffy. The very first time I raced her I won. After years of disapointment I had finally achieved sucess. I new the day I met her, she was my hero, and my champion. She tested me, studied me, and smelled me. We became one. Because of Penny, and Secretariat that american cowboy, cowgirl thrill, and determination has and will one day achieve greatness. Remember

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