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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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Susan J. Dino Susan J. Dino wrote on October 26, 2010 at 8:23 pm:
I just finished reading the book "Secretariat" by William Nack. I have yet to see the movie. Indeed, Big Red personified the best of his species and of thoroughbred horseracing. I hope to someday visit Claiborne Farms and pay homage to the Super Horse. I'm a fan and always will be.
Grace Leotus Mueller Grace Leotus Mueller wrote on October 26, 2010 at 10:36 am:
Could you please forward this note to Ms. Penny Chenery Tweedy.

Dear Ms. Penny Chenery Tweedy,

My name is Grace Mueller and I am a senior in high school. I love horses and have for as long as I can remember! My family and I had seen the movie trailer for "Secretariat." And as a horse lover could not wait for it to come out!
As soon as we had a spare night, we all went to the theaters. It was the best horse movie I had ever seen. The story, your story, was so inspiring. I can't even imagine trying to keep a house running and getting a horse ready for the triple crown. I have always wanted to be a mom but, I also have many other big aspirations. You gave me hope that it is possible to do both. Thank you! 🙂

Most Respectfully,

Grace L. Mueller
Stephen Terrell Stephen Terrell wrote on October 26, 2010 at 7:22 am:
I Can"t wait to see Secrateriat i love horses take care.----------- Stephen Terrell
Doris Thornton Doris Thornton wrote on October 26, 2010 at 2:30 am:
I have always been a fan of this wonderful horse. I saw the movie "Secretariat" yesterday and understand why anyone would be a fan of this wonderful horse. It is a very moving story and I would recommend that everyone who loves thoroughbred horses should see it. I applaud Penney Tweedy for her courage and for standing up for what she believed.
monty Lechien monty Lechien wrote on October 25, 2010 at 4:32 pm:
me & my wife went and saw the best movie of my life ,I cried at parts of the movie that brought so many great memories from my childhood, I was only 10 years old when big red won the triple crown, I have made to trip to Paris Ky, to see the resting place of the greatest horse of all times, thank you for bringing Big Red back to life in my eyes
Leslie Geissel Leslie Geissel wrote on October 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm:
Just saw the movie, loved it and the story. Want to read the book now to find out about this amazing horse and his "family." Thank you for such an inspiring story.
Barbara Barbara wrote on October 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm:
I am an absolute lover of horses. I think they are the most beautiful creatures on this planet. I have always had a fascination with horses. I think this came from my mom's love of them. We are not horse people, just horse lovers. I know my mom used to ride, but I think it was just for pleasure. I have seen pictures of her on horseback. I used to ride when I was a small child.. neighborhood riding stables. We would ride trails . I am not able to ride now due to a very serious back problem. I just love them. I saw Seabiscuit when it came out and wouldn't miss Secretariat. My heart goes out to all people that work with horses, whether owners, riders, stable hands or whoever works with God's creatures. Thank you for this wonderful movie. He was absolutely breathtaking. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!
AC Jones AC Jones wrote on October 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm:
In 1974, I began my freshman year at Randolph-Macon College, just a few miles south of The Meadow. More than once I drove out Rt. 30 past the farm and dreamed of touching Secretariat. I would have given anything to just inhale his breath and have him inhale mine. My goodness, what a horse! I was at a race party with my college cronies when Secretariat ran The Belmont. Watching the race on TV, I was afraid he might fade in such a long race, having taken such an early lead. Most of my friends (not being horse people) had no clue as to why I was so worried. I'll never forget feeling the hair raising on my arms as I saw him begin to pull away from Sham and was overwhelmed with love & admiration as Secretariat turned on this amazing burst of power and speed as the distance he took in the lead became increasing larger. As Secretariat crossed the finish, I had tears streaming down my cheeks, resulting from the awe and inspiration I gained from this horse's incredible will and amazing physical prowess which allowed him to win by some incredible distance of 31 lengths. Wow, what a horse! What an experience to have been able to witness a horse like Secretariat in my lifetime. Thank you for breeding this incredible horse and sharing his talent with the rest of the world.

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