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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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Steve Jordan Steve Jordan wrote on July 30, 2020 at 9:08 pm:
Happy belated, old friend. We both just keep getting younger!
Ana Keveney Ana Keveney wrote on July 30, 2020 at 10:19 am:
Happy belated birthday, Ron.

I was 12 and living in NYC when that magnificent horse flew you across the finish line at Belmont. My dad turned to my brother and me and said, "We will never see anything like this again."

I salute you and the day that you had Kennedy Airport worried about an equine collision.

With great affection and respect,

Ana Keveney
Dean Dean wrote on July 29, 2020 at 11:44 pm:
From one Canadian to another happy birthday
Nana Nana wrote on July 29, 2020 at 3:01 pm:
Happy belated birthday! We celebrate our anniversary on the 22 of July as well.. This year was our 43rd we married at the young age of 16.. We enjoy watching Secretariat repeatedly, as do our Grandchildren, we travel with our video and watch it when we camp! Its a favorite for all of us.. What a opportunity for you it must of been bringing Big Red across that winning line each time, we feel just a bit of excitement ourselves just watching. We pray you have many blessed years in which you can replay your great memories with Big Red and all your endevours .. GodBless
Nick Lyter Nick Lyter wrote on July 28, 2020 at 11:53 pm:
Happy Birthday, Ron! You're a true living legend, and we love you in Pennsylvania!
Russ Russ wrote on July 27, 2020 at 3:19 pm:
Happy B.D. Ron.... one of the last of the greats still with us. Always professional and steadfast. God Bless...
ps. have many, many more.

Marie Marie wrote on July 27, 2020 at 12:50 pm:
Hello Ron -

Health and Happiness on your Special Day.
Thank you for playing such an important
roll taking care of Big Red. He is such
an important part of our culture and of
equine history. We all cherish every second of his beauty and how his team let us share in your joy!
Rhonda Rhonda wrote on July 26, 2020 at 4:38 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday Ron!! I hope you had a wonderful day! Here's wishing you many good wishes for the coming year.

Thank you for all of the memories. Without you, our Big Red, would never have become the great champion that he was.
Judy Wagenfuehr Judy Wagenfuehr wrote on July 26, 2020 at 7:41 am:
Happy 79th Birthday, Ron!
Stay well!
Terry Tarbett Terry Tarbett wrote on July 25, 2020 at 12:14 pm:
It (Was) Your Birthday! Hope that you had BIG Fun, Ron! Thanks for all of the positive influences that you had made to so many lives! I treasure my Secretariat signed photos! Enjoy Life's Journey and Stay Safe!
Lizzie Lizzie wrote on July 24, 2020 at 11:33 pm:
Happy Birthday ???!
Rebecca Colaw Colaw Rebecca Colaw Colaw wrote on July 24, 2020 at 8:17 pm:
Awesome job. Courage and hero. Happy bday
Sally Flora-French Sally Flora-French wrote on July 24, 2020 at 7:11 pm:
Big thrill to help Jocelyn Russell with sculpture of "Big Red" cause I am "Little Red Head" and will be 79 also. We live our lives, hoping we made a difference. You, my friend made a difference the whole world will not forget. Sally Flora-French -I wrote "To accomplish the possible you must attempt the impossible and to be all that you can be, you must dream of being more!
Dreams do come true. Happy Birthday Ron!
Sandy Schroeter Sandy Schroeter wrote on July 24, 2020 at 1:16 pm:
Happy birthday, Ron Turcotte! What a thrilling ride you must have had on Secretariat!
Mario Melita, Jr. Mario Melita, Jr. wrote on July 24, 2020 at 9:18 am:
Happy Birthday Ron!!

Thank you for all those wonderful memories that seem like yesterday

and for being a part of the Secretariat legend.

God bless and stay well.

Mario Melita,Jr.
Kelly Bean Kelly Bean wrote on July 24, 2020 at 9:17 am:
Ronnie......You have to be one of the luckiest humans on the planet, on so many levels. Everything you have faced, has been an incredible challenge - and you faced them all, with courage, class, and grace. You are simply unforgettable, in every way. God Bless, Ronnie! Happy Birthday!!!!
Kevin Thompson MD Kevin Thompson MD wrote on July 23, 2020 at 8:36 pm:
I always was impressed with your modesty. You were always matter of fact and never made yourself the center of attention. You having to hurry during an interview after probably the greatest performance ever at the Belmont because you were in the next race showed what a true professional you were. We need more sportsman like you.
Margo R Sutter Margo R Sutter wrote on July 23, 2020 at 6:32 pm:
Ron, Happiest of Birthdays to one of the greatest riders of all time. Thanks for always sharing the great stories, you love of the sport, love of horses and most of all continuously sharing your love and stories of Big Red. All the best to you!
Margo Sutter, Founder
Equus Rescue and Therapy
Linda Robbins Linda Robbins wrote on July 23, 2020 at 6:15 pm:
Hello Ron, I sent you a Birthday message already. Then I spent the night looking at pictures and watching videos of you and Secretariat, happily celebrating your career and Birthday. I hope that you had a wonderful day. I wish you health and happiness in the years ahead. Thank you so much for sharing your Big Red experiences which I love. Happy Trails. ~Linda in Texas
Debbie Connell Debbie Connell wrote on July 23, 2020 at 1:03 pm:
Ron, I never tire of reading about your relationship with Secretariat and what he meant to you and your career. You are a superstar!


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