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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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steven warshawsky steven warshawsky wrote on June 5, 2019 at 9:03 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 3:19 pm:
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 troubled times, she, like Secretariat brought hope and a shining light to our world!
Just thought I'd stop by and wish all of the Secretariat fan's a Happy Memorial Day...Happy Memorial Day to 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 !!!
I felt lead to put this post here on 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, Ronnie Turcotte and to John & Kate Tweedy...
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, Ronnie Turcotte , John and Kate Tweedy...
TIM DEAN #1 FAN/ HISTORIAN TIM DEAN #1 FAN/ HISTORIAN wrote on May 15, 2019 at 9:26 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 and to Ronnie Turcotte and to Kate & John Tweedy...
Sublime Secretariat Sublime Secretariat wrote on May 14, 2019 at 4:19 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 9:50 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 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 7:13 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 and Kate & John Tweedy and my friend the BEST Jockey ever Mr.Ron Turcotte !!!
Joep Joep wrote on May 1, 2019 at 10:41 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 10:23 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, Ronnie Turcotte and to John & Kate Tweedy...
Rick Rick wrote on April 29, 2019 at 12:16 pm:
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 9:25 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 7:16 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
Rick Rick wrote on April 17, 2019 at 1:13 pm:
Remembering the man today that spent more time with Secretariat during his racing career than anyone else on Earth, his 'Groom', Eddie Sweat. Eddie past away on this date 21 years ago (4/17/98).

RIP Eddie
Rick Rick wrote on April 13, 2019 at 10:14 pm:
Today is a happy day for me. I'm remembering Riva Ridge who was born 50 years ago today, April 13, 1969. One of my 3 or 4 favorite race horses of all time. I saw Riva Ridge run in the Garden State Stakes at the track in Cherry Hill, N.J. A memory for a lifetime. It's a race I will never forget. Riva's a favorite of Ron Turcotte also. I really enjoyed your Riva Ridge tribute story posted here on You both did each other proud! Happy Birthday Champ!

Today is also a sad day for me. I'm remembering the 'Storyteller' Bill Nack who passed away one year ago today, April 13, 2018. His written words helped millions of people appreciate the phenomenon, the charisma, and the talent that was Secretariat. We all miss you Bill. Enjoy an Eternity of Peace.
TIM DEAN # 1 FAN/ HISTORIAN TIM DEAN # 1 FAN/ HISTORIAN wrote on April 13, 2019 at 6:08 pm:
I was on YouTube the other night looking at some videos of Secretariat...Well I came across one video titled:Secretariat VS Man O'War...Secretariat was faster in the video than Man O'War...I have researched both track time's of Secretariat and Man O'War, and Big Red's running track time was faster by as much as 2 to 3 seconds...You see fan's, Secretariat was a SUPER HORSE with a heart of 21 pounds and a STRONG WILL TO WIN...Secretariat was VERY INTELLIGENT, this is why A LOT of people referred to Big Red as half human including his exercise rider the late Charlie Davis...When Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte rode Secretariat in a race,he hardly ever used the whip because Secretariat knew what to do in a race...Secretariat knew where the track FINISH LINE was, HE RAN HIS OWN RACE...IN MY OPINION, SECRETARIAT WAS / IS THE #1 RACEHORSE OF THE 20TH CENTURY BAR NONE...Also, Riva Ridge of The Meadow Stable was/is a very good racehorse back in 1971 & 1972...Hello to, and to Kate and John Tweedy...
NICOLE NICOLE wrote on April 9, 2019 at 1:06 pm:


Michael Duszynski Michael Duszynski wrote on April 7, 2019 at 5:21 pm:
Yesterday I viewed the Santa Anita Derby won by Roadster with a time of 1:51.xx, Sham still has that record with 2 others, 1:47 flat. Then I viewed the 2019 Grand National, won again by Tiger Roll, marking his place in history as the new UK Superhorse, and remembering that on March 31, 1973 another SuperHorse, Red Rum, at age 8, began his legacy when he won his first Grand National Steeplechase, repeated in 1974, finished 2nd in 1975-76, and at age 12, won his 3rd in 1977. Just like Big Red, his story is also awe inspiring. Sham's 49th is April 9. A fact I want to mention here is that looking back on the 1973 Triple Crown Quest is that on May 19th, 1973 after the Preakness Victory it seems Secretariat had a theme song that few realized. Frankenstein by the Edgar Winter Group, no doubt propelled by the Secretariat Phenomenon, went to the #1 position on the Hot 100, and it makes perfect sense because Big Red was a monster.
Frankenstein was #2 on June 9, 1973, only bested by My Love by PM and Wings. The 1973 Belmont Stakes was much more than a horse race. It was the coronation of a new king a decade past that terrible day when our Great King was killed by his own. For that fleeting moment this racehorse became the leader of the free world, and when he returned to the Belmont Grandstand to receive his crown, and to be honored by his new constituency, this was his message: " See, I'm just a racehorse playing in a game I can win, but you folks, the " Silent Majority" as your ill fated leader calls you, are playing in a game you can't win, and you need to wake up".
Rick Rick wrote on March 30, 2019 at 6:59 pm:
49 years ago today the greatest thoroughbred race horse to ever run around a track was born. He thrilled us with his marvelous accomplishments and captivated us with his stellar personality. Today, even though he is gone from our presence, I know he now runs in the presence of angels. Happy birthday Champ!


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