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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 July 5, 2019 at 5:02 am:
...and all trainers found that God is God and facts are facts when his prophet`s Penny`s horse swallowed up all the others !!

( Told in the 1956 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS when Nefertari said : ``Moises`s serpent swallowed up the others !``)

So let it be written
So let it be done
Rick Rick wrote on June 26, 2019 at 4:36 am:
19 years ago today, in the year 2000, Triple Crown winning trainer Lucien Laurin passed away. The faithful will always remember!

RIP Lucien
Rick Rick wrote on June 23, 2019 at 9:50 am:
This is not meant to be scientific. I understand that track conditions vary from year to year. I am simply showing the winning times posted this year in the 3 Triple Crown races, and then showing how many lengths Secretariat would have won by with the record setting times he ran in his 1973 races.

Here goes:
Kentucky Derby...(2:03 4/5)...22 lengths
Preakness Stakes.(1:54 2/5)....7 lengths
Belmont Stakes...(2:28 flat)..20 lengths

The winning margins in both the Derby and the Belmont are eye popping for sure!

BTW Gloria...I miss Winx on the race track too! She is one of those very rare horses. One that comes around so very infrequently. One of those that you will never forget. A true Champion and an equine Star all wrapped up into one.
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on June 23, 2019 at 4:08 am:
Posthumous letter to Sham

Without Secretariat you would still be the fastest in Kentucky and your name would be crowned . Your time ( +/- 1:59:90 )was remarkable and not stressed enough . You have absolutely nothing to blush for your performance , alas , forgotten . Do not look at your length behind Secretariat but what you had on other horses. Your theoretical time of 1:59:90 is still there if you ignore Secretariat`s performance . This proves your greatness....as well as your bad luck .

We, fans of Secretariat, admit this undeniable fact and underline it with firmness and assurance .
Mark Czmyrid Mark Czmyrid wrote on June 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm:
Sending out a big salute to all of you . It is awesome that the memories of Secretariat lives on through tours of the Meadow where it all begin in 1970 and even before with Riva Ridge. History is so important in a society today. So many of us got to watch the tremendous events of 1972 & 1973 unfold. Secretariat was a once in a lifetime event one for the ages. Your efforts are to be applauded for they are not only admired by so many of us who have had farms and raised animals we grew to love and traditions. Bless you all always for helping us relieve some very special time from our childhood when 2 great horses raised for glory in 1972& 1973. your efforts will assure that future generations will learn about some outstanding legendary events in our American history look forward to learning more about the star like Heroes of Riva Ridge and Secretariat and those who were part of those incredible adventuresome rides. Thank again for keeping memories going
TIM DEAN # 1 SECRETARIAT FAN/ HISTORIAN TIM DEAN # 1 SECRETARIAT FAN/ HISTORIAN wrote on June 13, 2019 at 9:33 pm:
I wanted to stop by The #1 Horse Racing website and share with all of the Secretariat and Ruffian fan's this information...From my research, Secretariat and Ruffian were somewhat related...Secretariat was by a Great Sire by the name of Bold Ruler...Well, Ruffian's Sire was Reviewer who was also by Bold Ruler, so that tells me that Secretariat aka "Big Red" is Related to the Great filly named Ruffian...Also, I want to remind all of the Secretariat fan's that SECRETARIAT'S LEGENDARY JOCKEY RON TURCOTTE'S 78TH BIRTHDAY is coming up next month...Hello to the #1 website Secretariat.com, Ron Turcotte, and to John & Kate Tweedy...We MUST NEVER FORGET THE TIMELESS LEGEND THE IMMORTAL SECRETARIAT!!! SECRETARIAT, THE TIMELESS LEGEND WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON and NEVER die !!!
steven warshawsky steven warshawsky wrote on June 5, 2019 at 5:03 pm:
he was the greatest race horse of all time there is no doubt in my mind about that. there were great race horses but he was the greatest of all time he really was. thank you steven warshawsky
Gloria Gloria wrote on June 5, 2019 at 11:19 am:
Who else is missing Winx? Now that she's retired, there is a lot of missing excitement. I have often said that Winx reminded me so much of the spirit of Secretariat...in troubled times, she, like Secretariat brought hope and a shining light to our world!
TIM DEAN # 1 SECRETARIAT FAN /HISTORIAN TIM DEAN # 1 SECRETARIAT FAN /HISTORIAN wrote on May 25, 2019 at 12:24 pm:
Just thought I'd stop by and wish all of the Secretariat fan's a Happy Memorial Day...Happy Memorial Day to Secretariat.com and to Ronnie Turcotte and John & Kate Tweedy...Also, to the STAR, HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO MY BELOVED SECRETARIAT THE BRILLIANT TRIPLE CROWN WINNER OF 1973 WHO'S RECORDS STILL STAND TODAY!!! SECRETARIAT IS IMMORTAL AND ALWAYS THE TIMELESS LEGEND !!!
TIM DEAN #1 FAN / SECRETARIAT'S HISTORIAN TIM DEAN #1 FAN / SECRETARIAT'S HISTORIAN wrote on May 21, 2019 at 8:23 pm:
I felt lead to put this post here on Secretariat.com...I just got finished watching the dvd titled: Secretariat's jockey Ron Turcotte...I've watched this dvd many time's and I must say, every time I watch this AMAZING DVD on the Life and Times of Ron Turcotte and Secretariat, I always get something NEW from it...If you're a SECRETARIAT FAN and RON TURCOTTE FAN, YOU MUST SEE this dvd if you've not seen it already...This dvd titled: SECRETARIAT'S JOCKEY RON TURCOTTE IS A FIVE STAR DVD...I want to say hello to Secretariat.com, Ronnie Turcotte and to John & Kate Tweedy...
TIM DEAN/ SECRETARIAT'S # 1 FAN & HISTORIAN TIM DEAN/ SECRETARIAT'S # 1 FAN & HISTORIAN wrote on May 19, 2019 at 6:45 pm:
I watched the entire 2019 Preakness Stakes on NBC TV with TV hosts Kenny Rice and Randy Moss to name a few...At the start, when the gates opened, the horse Bodexpress threw jockey John Velazquez off...When that happened,it reminded me of a race back in either 1967 or 1968 when the horse named O'hara threw the jockey off in the Hollywood Gold Cup in California...If Im not mistaken, War Of Will ran the Preakness in a track time of 1:55, the same time that the track Clock Clocked Secretariat's 1973 Preakness which WAS Ludicrous and (NOT CORRECT) !!!! SECRETARIAT'S PREAKNESS TRACK TIME ACTUALLY WAS A TRACK RECORD OF A TRACK TIME OF 1:53 FLAT...THIS RECORD TIME OF 1:53 FLAT HAS (NEVER) BEEN BROKEN...The 2019 Belmont which is going to be on June 8, 2019 in Elmont,N.Y. will be on NBC TV...Secretariat also HOLDS THE BELMONT RECORD also with a track time of 2:24 and HE WON by an astounding and daunting 31 lengths...THE BEST EVER !!!! Hello to Secretariat.com, Ronnie Turcotte , John and Kate Tweedy...
MY SECRETARIAT IS A TIMELESS LEGENDS HE IS IMMORTAL AND ALWAYS WILL BE !!!
TIM DEAN #1 FAN/ HISTORIAN TIM DEAN #1 FAN/ HISTORIAN wrote on May 15, 2019 at 5:26 pm:
I just thought id stop by and let all of you Secretariat fans know, the Preakness Stakes is coming up on Saturday and will be covered by NBC TV...Also, my Secretariat also STILL HOLDS THE STAKES RECORD at Pimlico where the Preakness is run...Secretariat Preakness record time of 153 flat STILL STANDS!!! I DON'T CARE what racehorse runs at the Derby, Preakness or Belmont, NO HORSE can catch Secretariat's track time...My Secretariat IS A TIMELESS LEGEND with record times NO ONE can catch...Go Big Red !!! I sure do wish Country House and Maximum Security were racing in the Preakness Stakes this year...It would be like a rematch of sorts...As ALWAYS I say hello to my friend at Secretariat.com and to Ronnie Turcotte and to Kate & John Tweedy...
Sublime Secretariat Sublime Secretariat wrote on May 14, 2019 at 12:19 pm:
I was so fortunate to have watched the Triple Crown win with my family. We all jumped for joy when Secretariat crossed the finish line and proved he was the supreme ruler of the race track. Some say he was an anomaly because of his large heart, but I say he was exactly as God intended - perfect. I'm also a Man o' War fan and knowing Secretariat and Man o' War are related just makes things even that much sweeter. RIP both of you divine athletes! HUZZAH!
TIM DEAN #1 FAN/ HISTORIAN TIM DEAN #1 FAN/ HISTORIAN wrote on May 4, 2019 at 5:50 pm:
I watched the entire 145th running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC here in 2019...It was exciting to say the least...The horse Country House won because Maximum Security was disqualified for an infraction during the race...Country House is trained by Bill Mott and was a 65-1 long shot to win, of which he did win...I am glad the under dog Won and Bill Mott received his first Derby win...I also noticed every now and then Secretariat's name was mentioned at the Kentucky Derby this year and rightfully so since Big Red HOLDS THE Kentucky Derby track record since 1973...I hope Country House goes on to win the Preakness also since he's a under dog...Also, Secretariat HOLDS THE PREAKNESS and BELMONT STAKES RECORD as well...Next year, I hope to attend The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby...I wished I could be interviewed on NBC tv at the Derby about Secretariat, I'd let everyone know Big Red is and was the BEST that EVER LIVED bar none...Hello to Secretariat.com and to Ron Turcotte and to John and Kate Tweedy...
TIM DEAN #1 FAN/ HISTORIAN TIM DEAN #1 FAN/ HISTORIAN wrote on May 3, 2019 at 3:13 pm:
Well Secretariat fans, it's me once again, The # 1 fan & historian of The bright chestnut named SECRETARIAT !!! Well tomorrow is the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky...The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is on May, 4th 2019 and televised on NBC TV...I am posting this for my Secretariat aka "Big Red"...For those of you who don't know, Secretariat STILL HOLDS The Kentucky Derby track record of a track time of 1:59 2/5th seconds...He (SECRETARIAT) also HOLDS the track time of the second leg of the Triple Crown The Preakness Stakes track time of 1:53 flat...The last leg of the Triple Crown The Belmont Stakes, Secretariat HOLDS that record also with a track time of 2:24 flat and a margin of Victory of 31 lengths...So my SUPER HORSE, SECRETARIAT HOLDS the track record in ALL 3 TRIPLE CROWN races...So,then,if you all watch the Kentucky Derby,Preakness and Belmont Stakes on TV in 2019,REMEMBER WHO STILL HOLDS THE TRACK RECORD'S in ALL 3 races...Secretariat has and does HOLD the track record's in ALL 3 Triple Crown races from 1973 To the Present bar none !!!Hello to Secretariat.com and Kate & John Tweedy and my friend the BEST Jockey ever Mr.Ron Turcotte !!!
Joep Joep wrote on May 1, 2019 at 6:41 am:
I only wish I went to see you back in 73. As I get older I find myself being drawn into wanting to help retired racehorses live out there lives. I don't live from Aquaduct the track Big Red pretty much started with. I certainly plan on attending next years Doswell birthday celebration to pay tribute to Big Reds 50th.
TIM DEAN #1 FAN/ HISTORIAN TIM DEAN #1 FAN/ HISTORIAN wrote on April 29, 2019 at 6:23 pm:
I just watched Secretariat's last race which was at Woodbine race course on October 28th, 1973...Secretariat won that race by 6 1/2 lengths and was just shy of the track record....Also, when Secretariat ran his last race at Woodbine, HE was only 3 yrs and 7 months old...Just THINK in your mind's, what would have been if Secretariat would have raced as a 4 year old...The racehorse John Henry raced up to the age of 9...As a SUPER HORSE, and a (2) TIME HORSE OF THE YEAR recipient, Just THINK what SECRETARIAT would have done on the race track as a 4 year old,it blows my mind...When Secretariat won the 1973 Triple Crown HE was the FIRST to Win the American Triple Crown in 25 year's...Citation had won the Triple Crown way back in 1948...Also, SECRETARIAT OWN'S (ALL) 3 TRIPLE CROWN TRACK RECORD'S FROM 1973 TO PRESENT, and Won the Belmont Stakes by an amazing and astonishing (31) length Victory...Also, Secretariat 's margin of Victory in the Belmont has NEVER BEEN APPROACHED !!! The 2019 Kentucky Derby is this weekend at Churchill Downs and I hoped to watch it and then I want to see the horses track time and compare it to the track time of Secretariat there will be NO COMPARISON IM SURE...Secretariat's 1973 Kentucky Derby was a track time of 1:59 2/5 Track Record and has NEVER been broke,and Will NEVER BE BROKEN PERIOD. I want to say hello to Secretariat.com, Ronnie Turcotte and to John & Kate Tweedy...
Rick Rick wrote on April 29, 2019 at 8:16 am:
It's getting to be that time of year again! I remember watching Barbaro coming out of the far turn and just flying down the stretch at Churchill Downs in the 2006 Derby. Oh my!
Once a Kentucky Derby Champion, Always a Kentucky Derby Champion.
Happy 16th birthday today Champ!
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on April 23, 2019 at 5:25 am:
The 3 Triple-Crown records all have a time ending with a zero ( 1:59:40 / 1:53:00 / 2:24:00 ). These 3 zeros form a chain so hard to beat !!
Heaven is blue and white .
Rick Rick wrote on April 21, 2019 at 3:16 am:
While celebrating this Easter holiday, take a moment to remember the great Riva Ridge today. On this date 34 years ago, at the age of 16, Riva passed away in 1985. I will always contend that if it were not for the muddy track at the Preakness, Riva Ridge would have won the 1972 Triple Crown and joined the 'Immortal' Champions of the game. Thank you Riva for all the thrills and all the racing memories in 1971 (as 2-Year Old Champion), in 1972 (as the Kentucky Derby Champion and the Belmont Stakes Champion), and in 1973 (as Older Horse Champion). You were an inspiration to everyone that saw you run Champ! You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

Enjoy an Eternity at Peace Riva

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