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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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Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on June 7, 2022 at 10:19 am:
Small clarification : This circles gave me the idea of the times of the Triple-Crown , of course , but also see from above , it looks like the steps of horses running on a race track !
P.S : This will put a lot of pressure on the absurd 1999 vote .
Bill O. Bill O. wrote on June 4, 2022 at 8:47 pm:
Sorry, Secretariat.com fans. I got my weeks mixed up. I was off by one week. It's no wonder I could not find the race today on tv.

All of my earlier comments about RIVA RIDGE, though, still stand. but apply for next week.

I wondered why nobody else left a comment about the 1972 Belmont.
Bill O. Bill O. wrote on June 4, 2022 at 11:32 am:
Thank you RIVA RIDGE, the 1972 Belmont Stakes winner; just a mere 50 years ago today, and the great horse you were. Thank you for what you did for Meadow Stables. Your name will live on and on. I honor you today. My blue and white checkered banner is flying for you from my porch.
Albert Higgelke Albert Higgelke wrote on May 31, 2022 at 3:51 pm:
In my previous comment I forgot to mention something astonishing he did before the Belmont. Yeah, The Belmont was a miracle, but when he went from last to 1st in The Preakness like almost instantly? That was something everyone forgets because of his victory in The Belmont. I could go on and on, but everything's been said. What more can I say? He said it all
Albert Higgelke Albert Higgelke wrote on May 31, 2022 at 3:46 pm:
I was 10 when Secretariat won the triple crown. I never heard the pre derby forecasts and only saw the end of the preakness. When I watched him complete the triple crown at the belmont he would forever be "my" horse as he was everyone else's. I still cry in amazement at the 1973 belmont stakes and have watched it at least 15 times in one week alone. He will never be matched and I'd love to come to his grave to tell him what he means to me. I am a Christian and believe in the second coming of Christ wholeheartedly. I am starting to think that when Jesus comes back to save the world? He will be riding Secretariat.
Rick Rick wrote on May 7, 2022 at 4:37 pm:
Remembering the great Riva Ridge on the 50th anniversary of him winning the 1972 running of the Kentucky Derby. He showed his greatness by going on to win the Derby in a wire to wire performance!
Congratulations Champ! The faithful will never forget.
Rick Rick wrote on April 29, 2022 at 9:24 pm:
The great Barbaro would have turned 19 years old today. Born in 2003, he won the 2006 Kentucky Derby in dramatic fashion. He rocked the horse racing world with that win only to have his unlimited potential cut short just 2 weeks later with the injury at the Preakness. He will always be remembered though because once you are a Derby Champion you are forever a Derby Champion!
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on April 28, 2022 at 11:13 am:
9 + ? = 10
Post-scriptum : You are not allowed to use the number 1 . You can use a Secretariat performance that repeats itself year after year .

...... 49/49 for this year , 50/50 for the next year , ect !!
Rick Rick wrote on April 22, 2022 at 4:22 pm:
We lost the great Riva Ridge 37 years ago today, in 1985. Born on April 13, 1969, Riva had just turned 16 only 8 days earlier. One of my very favorite horses...he was fun to watch run! Just how good was he you may wonder? In my opinion, if the track for the Preakness had not been so sloppy that year, Riva Ridge would have been a Triple Crown winner in 1972! He won both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes convincingly, he was that good!
Bill O'Connor Bill O'Connor wrote on April 17, 2022 at 10:31 am:
Twenty four years ago today beloved Eddie Sweat left this world. If you believe or trust in eternity, Eddie is there once again with his immortal best friend, Red. If you ever in your life had the opportunity to carry a pitchfork into a stall, put down new straw, drove a truck to the feed store to buy bales of first cut alfalfa, put out flakes of hay, mixed up molasses and oats, repaired a halter, cleaned pebbles out of hooves, rubbed, combed, washed, or quietly spoke to your dear friend, mended fences, and the countless other things attended to daily to make your friends world safe and happy, then maybe for just a moment you got to share a true bond with Eddie Sweat.
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on April 12, 2022 at 11:17 am:
To Russell : Opinion poll ? If you want gas you dig where there is gas and if you want carrots you go to a garden and you will be sure to get carrots . So , where do we dig and how deep do we dig ? If you don`t want gas you dig where there is gas but you don`t go hollow ( Hypocrisy ) ,which was the case here . Man O`War was in a layer that was not hollow and Secretariat was deeper so we dug and stopped digging where it was convenient .
P.S : We are going to stop throwing a worn out ball back and forth that has failed to settle , namely the truth through time , facts and judgement .
Russell Cardenas Russell Cardenas wrote on April 7, 2022 at 10:01 am:
to alain, flat earth society... nice analogy. no, their minds are fixed and they like citing a couple of 20 yr old polls, but time is proving them wrong....
Caroline and Eleanor Mart Caroline and Eleanor Mart wrote on April 1, 2022 at 11:27 pm:
Fly high you heavenly angel! Your life on earth was what many could never do, Sham included. Sending hugs from our 10 oz heart to your 22 lbs lump of love. You were the best there ever was, and I thank you for coming to my birthday party the year you won the triple crown, it meant so much. Fly high, hope you're racing in the streets of gold, and winning!:)
Love your biggest fans,
-Caroline and Eleanor Mart
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on April 1, 2022 at 9:22 am:
To Russell : I am looking for a duel opponent and not a dance partner with whom we will emancipate ourselves with the Tango ! You see clearly but to bring clarity to clarity is equivalent to trying to convince the supporters of the Flat Earth who will resist......In front of so much evidence they resist again and again . When will they admit it ? When we will be 60 years old for the records ? 70 ? When ? WHEN ???
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on March 31, 2022 at 8:52 pm:
To Russell ; I acted like a coward by putting myself in a tower and being sure I wouldn`t get any patatoes......here , I got a tiny one . I only have judgement and you have numbers . I have nothing to say and I thank you for your analysis .It`s not a coincidence that we are 49 years old since this gunshot .
Rick Rick wrote on March 30, 2022 at 6:25 pm:
HAPPY 52ND champ!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joe Vidrine Joe Vidrine wrote on March 30, 2022 at 1:52 pm:
Happy heavenly 42nd birthday Secretariat. It just seems like yesterday that as a 16 year old in 1973, you were my hero.
Tracy McKay Tracy McKay wrote on March 30, 2022 at 1:11 pm:
Taking time today to think of Secretariat and all the connections one's that have passed like the Great Horse and those still present. Secretariat was a Horse for the times and his Greatness continues to shine thru his memory and Legions of Fans even today. Happy Birthday Big Red.
Tim Dean # 1 Fan & Historian of Secretariat Tim Dean # 1 Fan & Historian of Secretariat wrote on March 30, 2022 at 3:14 am:
Well Secretariat fan's it has been a little while since I have Posted here on Secretariat.com, the # 1 website for the BEST in American Horseracing and The BEST website for complete coverage of The GREATEST Thoroughbred racehorse of ALL TIME - SECRETARIAT...I want to Wish SECRETARIAT A GREAT HAPPY BIRTHDAY...Secretariat was foaled on March 30th, 1970 in Doswell Virginia at 12:10 AM on a chilly cold morning...Secretariat was foaled (Born) in a foaling shed at The Meadow Stud Stables...Secretariat came at the time of the Watergate Tape scandal and the Vietnam War...Secretariat IS/WAS America's Hero and America's Super Horse of the 20th Century...Again, I want to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY WELL BELOVED SECRETARIAT, THE GREATEST RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME...Also, I want to say hello to my dear friend's at Secretariat.com and to Kate & John Tweedy and to Ronnie Turcotte who was the jockey of Secretariat...
Russell Cardenas Russell Cardenas wrote on March 28, 2022 at 3:03 pm:
to alaine, ps... Sham broke 2 of the 3 as well, chasing Sec., a great accomplishment, but then he broke down in the Belmont. Even for him as great as he was, it was too much.

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