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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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Tim Dean Tim Dean wrote on September 1, 2018 at 1:57 pm:
My name is Tim Dean and I am without ANY DOUBT the # (1) SECRETARIAT'S FAN EVER to be born...I feel in love with "BIG RED" at the early age of 13 yrs old, that was in 1973 when SECRETARIAT was in his TRIPLE CROWN Campaign... I have been a "BIG RED " SECRETARIAT researcher now for some time...
Now, to my next issue...I have been doing extensive research on the progeny/off spring of SECRETARIAT... SECRETARIAT'S first foal was a thoroughbred Appaloosa named FIRST SECRETARY who foaled on November 15, 1974... Also, to me, SECRETARIAT WAS/IS THE (BEST) thoroughbred racehorse that's (EVER) LIVED OR THAT WILL (EVER) BE FOALED (BORN) BAR NONE !!! Lastly,for ALL those SECRETARIAT FANS reading this, I encourage YOU to find out and research all you can about "BIG RED " SECRETARIAT...I want to say hello to and Ronnie Turcotte the BEST JOCKEY EVER TO BE BORN in my opinion...
Rick Rick wrote on August 29, 2018 at 8:05 am:
Let me add my respects to Eddie Sweat today on his birthday...August 29, 1939. He would have been 79. He was in the right place at the right time with the right God given skills. What a lucky man he was!
Lori Mendoza Lori Mendoza wrote on August 29, 2018 at 2:19 am:
Happy Birthday to Eddie Sweat...the best groom that ever lived! You and Secretariat had a bond that will never be broken...I'm sure you are "rubbing him down" in Heaven! I wish I had gotten the chance to meet you and tell you how much I respected you for your grace and horsemanship in how you handled all the horses in your care, especially Secretariat. You gave them respect, and they returned it back to you. I remember hearing that whenever you went to visit Secretariat at Claiborne, he always remembered you with a nicker and came right up to you. He missed I know you missed him. Others who visited were just faces in the crowd...but not you. The love between you two was evident and you were a huge part in the Secretariat success were his rock, his base, his security. You will always have my deepest respect.
Tim Dean Tim Dean wrote on August 28, 2018 at 5:56 pm:
First. Id like to say hello to Ronnie Turcotte...If you're reading this Ron, I want to say again, as I have before, YOU ARE WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE (BEST) JOCKEY THAT (EVER) RODE "BIG RED" SECRETARIAT PERIOD. Next, Whoever had the Top Bid on the SECRETARIAT 1973 Kentucky Derby racing horseshoe YOU ARE BLESSED to have obtained such a item from The BEST SUPER HORSE THAT'S EVER LIVED bar none...
Tracy McKay Tracy McKay wrote on August 21, 2018 at 10:42 am:
Absolutely Thrilled that Secretariat holds another record with the auction of his shoe. It just goes to show the world what a True Super Horse he is still in some peoples Hearts. Kudo"s to the Chenery- Tweedy connections for giving up a very special part of History to Benefit Others.Tracy McKay.
Tim Dean Tim Dean wrote on July 28, 2018 at 4:21 pm:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 77TH BIRTHDAY RON TURCOTTE 😍🎂🎂🎂🎂...I want to tell you, I personally think and feel YOU were the BEST JOCKEY that EVER RODE "BIG RED" SECRETARIAT...I think SECRETARIAT LIKED RUNNING FOR (YOU) THE BEST....I feel YOU treated SECRETARIAT the BEST at of all the other jockey's...I want to start a Fund Raiser for SECRETARIAT FOR THE RESEARCH OF LAMINITIS ...I hope to meet you at some point...Thanks for you signing my picture...You are a TRUE FRIEND...
Lori Mendoza Lori Mendoza wrote on July 28, 2018 at 1:40 am:
Have a wonderful birthday year, Ron! I'll never forget meeting you and Bill Nack in Saratoga in August 2017. It was a privilege to touch the hands that held the reins of Secretariat!!! You are an incredible horseman and human being. Happy Birthday and many more!
Nurah Phillips Nurah Phillips wrote on July 27, 2018 at 12:56 am:
Happy Birthday Ron Turcotte! I hope you are doing well and may God bless you and your family and thank you for the huge contribution you made to the Secretariat team and horse racing as a whole and for being a great inspiration to many of us!
Jacquie Howison Jacquie Howison wrote on July 26, 2018 at 7:49 am:
"Happy Birthday" Ron and many more, I was 12 when Secretariat won the triple crown, I still remember each race as if it was yesterday!! Thanks for starting my life long love of horse racing!!! God Bless. Jacquie
Rick Rick wrote on July 25, 2018 at 8:34 am:
Happy birthday Triple Crown winning jockey Ron Turcotte. I'm a big fan. You have almost seemed like family to me ever since you rode 2 year old Riva Ridge to those important victories (including the Garden State Stakes)in 1971. Thanks for all the memories. Saw you on TV at Belmont as you spoke briefly with Bob Baffert after Justify won the Triple Crown. Two legends of the sport greeting one another...a moment to cherish for us all!
Kelly Bean Kelly Bean wrote on July 24, 2018 at 8:29 pm:
Happy Belated Birtday, Ron. You are simply a fantastic human being. Who or what, couldn't be their best being around you. God Bless you and your have faced nothing but memorable and challenging times. And through it all, you faced it all with grace, courage, and class. Who would trade places with you?......Everyone!!! You are one of the luckiest men on the planet ever!......And don't you ever forget that. We all love and respect you greatly, Ron. Many more birthdays!
Castor Viña-Venezuela Castor Viña-Venezuela wrote on July 23, 2018 at 4:19 pm:
mi memoria viaja en el tiempo, tenia 13 años y por una emisaoria de Venezuela "Radio Rumbos", escuche esta hazaña no lo olvido
Peggy Kay Peggy Kay wrote on July 23, 2018 at 11:27 am:
Happy belated birthday, Mr. Turcotte! One of my favorite memories is of meeting you at the American Film Institute in Silver Spring MD (DC area) after the anniversary screening of "Secretariat" several years ago. How fortunate to hear of your extraordinary experiences and to witness the force of your character! I will never forget it and you. Happy birthday now and for as many as you care to have. Many thanks for all the joy and strength you have given to countless others.
VIctoria VIctoria wrote on July 23, 2018 at 9:44 am:
Dear Ron, Belatedly but no less cheerily, I join all your THOUSANDS of fans and well wishers in celebrating your birthday and your incredible, indelible stamp on the racing world’s history and meaning. Thank you for being you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Karole Northrup Karole Northrup wrote on July 23, 2018 at 9:29 am:
Happy Birthday Ron! Wishing you a very happy and blessed birthday with many more to come!
Julie Rupert’ Julie Rupert’ wrote on July 22, 2018 at 12:26 pm:
Happy Birthday Ronnie!! Have a Blessed Birthday and wising you many many more!
Cynthia Morton Cynthia Morton wrote on July 22, 2018 at 10:27 am:
Ronnie, I wish you a very Happy Birthday 🎂!!! Thank you for traveling to all the appearances over the years so that we would all have a chance to be close to you, hear your wonderful recollections of your time with Secretariat and the team. You are an inspiration and a shining example of the magic your team and Secretariat created for all of us. We cherish those memories and you. God Bless you and your family. Hope to see you in the fall at the festival.
Cynthia Holt Cynthia Holt wrote on July 22, 2018 at 9:33 am:
This is definitely a BIG RED letter day! Happy Birthday, Ron Turcotte! You rode Secretariat into our hearts 45 years ago, and you have been there ever since. 31 lengths of love to you!
Connie Wood Connie Wood wrote on July 22, 2018 at 8:16 am:
Ron, I hope you have the BEST BIRTHDAY ever today!!!!!!
Darin Daniel Darin Daniel wrote on July 22, 2018 at 5:42 am:
Happy Birthday Mr. Turcotte


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