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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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Renee Bauer Renee Bauer wrote on July 22, 2018 at 4:23 am:
Happy Birthday to legendary jockey Ron Turcotte, an inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to witness everything he accomplished. As a 10 year old Canadian girl and horse lover in 1973, I will never forget the blue and white silks of this talented rider who guided the greatest racehorse in history to victories that are to this day etched in our minds forever!
Best Wishes from Canada!!
Karen K Karen K wrote on July 22, 2018 at 4:13 am:
Happy Birthday Ron! Always great to see you on Belmont Stakes day. May you have a wonderful birthday, see you next year! ❤🎂
NICOLE COTE NICOLE COTE wrote on July 21, 2018 at 2:49 pm:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY COUSIN RON TURCOTTE! HOPE YOU HAVE A BLESSED AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY! THANK YOU FOR AUTOGRAPHING MY SECRETARIAT PICTURES WHEN I WENT AND VISIT YOU AND YOUR WIFE IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR...IT WAS SUCH AN HONOR TO TALK TO YOU AND LISTEN TO ALL YOUR STORIES ABOUT OUR BELOVED SECRETARIAT! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!:)

From: Nicole ( Grand Falls, NB)
Jack Taylor Jack Taylor wrote on July 21, 2018 at 12:05 pm:
Happy birthday Ron.Have a triple crown day!!!
Tracy Tracy wrote on July 21, 2018 at 10:20 am:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU RON. As a fellow Canadian I am proud of you. Wishing you a day of Blessings.
SECRETARIAT.COM SECRETARIAT.COM wrote on July 21, 2018 at 7:03 am:
HAPPY 77th BIRTHDAY - JULY 22, 2018 TO HALL OF FAME JOCKEY RON TURCOTTE - AN INSPIRATIONAL LIVING LEGEND, AND A WONDERFUL FRIEND!

THE SECRETARIAT.COM TEAM
Gina Gina wrote on July 20, 2018 at 11:04 pm:
SECRETARIAT---GOD'S PERFECT HORSE
Rick Rick wrote on July 6, 2018 at 2:18 pm:
Well said "Hitman". You can tell it came from the heart!
With the 2018 Triple Crown Campaign completed just a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to focus on Secretariat's record breaking Triple Crown winning times from 1973. Yes...it's been 45 years and counting since we all watched in wonder as Secretariat posted these unbelievable times of 1:59 2/5 in the Derby, 1:53 flat at the Preakness, and 2:24 flat in the Belmont. Over the past 4 and a half decades, hundreds of great quality horses have tried but all have come up short in their pursuit of these 'untouchable' marks. I think Chic Anderson said it best right after Secretariat completed his 1 1/2 mile trip around the yielding sandy surface in the 1973 Belmont Stakes (I'm paraphrasing here) 'Secretariat has accomplished the unbelievable task of breaking the mile and a half record by 2 and 3/5 seconds. That is a record that may stand forever! I must tell you again, the time of this race, an unbelievable 2:24'. Powerful words from the track announcer of the Triple Crown that are still absolutely true today! There was something very special that happened in 1973. Call it a miracle or call it perfection, it was definitely something to behold!
Tim Dean - aka ICW "RING Name" Hitman" Ricky Garvin Tim Dean - aka ICW "RING Name" Hitman" Ricky Garvin wrote on June 26, 2018 at 4:14 pm:
I am a former Professional Wrestler of 11
year...I have traveled all over and seen
alot but nothing compares to my beloved
"Super Horse" SECRETARIAT !!! I have been a SECRETARIAT fan since I was 12 or 13 yrs. Old...When Bold Ruler & Somethingroyal produced SECRETARIAT IT WAS/IS A DONE DEAL cuz there WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER HORSE LIKE MY SECRETARIAT BAR NONE!!! NO ONE, AND I MEAN NO ONE will EVER even come close to SECRETARIAT in SPIRIT, BEAUTY, SPEED, Etc...Now READ CAREFULLY...I'VE seen interview's about Ron Turcotte,Penny Chenery
and other people who knew and worked with SECRETARIAT, but NOT ONE PERSON SAID A BIG THANK YOU TO THE HORSE ((SECRETARIAT))!!! If it wasn't for the horse there would NOT be any TRIPLE CROWN WINNER !!! I SAY (THANK YOU) TO SECRETARIAT FOR ALL THE RACES AND LOVE YOU GAVE ME, YOU WILL (ALWAYS) BE MY HORSE AND FRIEND...YOU SECRETARIAT WERE ALMOST HUMAN IN MY EYES...I LOVE YOU "BIG RED" YOU ARE AND (ALWAYS WILL BE THE VERY BEST BAR NONE...
Rick Rick wrote on June 26, 2018 at 11:25 am:
Remembering Triple Crown trainer Lucien Laurin today on his day of passing back in 2000.

RIP Lucien
Rick Rick wrote on June 15, 2018 at 2:10 pm:
Bob Baffert has now won 2 Triple Crowns this decade. Both times he went out of his way to be very gracious to connections of Secretariat. In 2015 on his way down to the winner's circle, right after American Pharoah broke the 37 year Triple Crown drought, he took the time to talk with Penny who was there that year. I saw it on TV and I was touched. This year he did the same thing, this time with Ron Turcotte who he saw on his way to this year's winner's circle ceremony with Justify. Baffert and Turcotte shook hands and smiled to one another. Again a touching moment for me. Don't think I missed seeing you there too Leonard Lusky. You were right there in the picture when Bob and Ron greeted one another. That must have been a great moment for you too! Those 2 incidences in 2015 and again this year in 2018 illustrate both the power of Secretariat and the influence his connections still have on the horsemen of today. It's a magical thing to my mind.
Rick Rick wrote on June 15, 2018 at 10:31 am:
Congrats to Justify for earning his place with the immortals of the sport as the 13th Triple Crown winner. You are the best of your generation and you proved it over the last 5 weeks! I'm just saddened that Penny wasn't there to see it. She would have enjoyed watching you run and applauded the rare accomplishment of you becoming a Triple Crown Champion.
I was happy for both jockey Mike Smith and trainer Bob Baffert also. A couple of classy connections to go along with a classy Champion. BTW...that's a great name: Justify. It fits him well.
Tracy McKay Tracy McKay wrote on May 18, 2018 at 3:53 pm:
Just found out that Raymond Woolfe passed away. I still have his first printing of Secretariat. All my best wishes to his family.
Mary Carroll Mary Carroll wrote on May 6, 2018 at 7:38 pm:
I was sorry to hear of Bill Nack's passing. What a poet! To listen to him speak - to read his words - his passion - just wonderful!
Mary Carroll Mary Carroll wrote on May 6, 2018 at 7:32 pm:
I was 11 in 1973. I remember this beautiful horse on the magazines. It wasn't until many,many years later that I saw Secretariat's triple crown races. I followed sports - World Series, Stanley Cup and I was glad when the teams I liked won but, when I saw Secretariat run at the Belmont - I cried - This beautiful creature that God made and that we were allowed to be a part of - was just so amazing.
Chip Hoyt Chip Hoyt wrote on May 5, 2018 at 2:13 pm:
My god, 45 years on! He really was a stupefying, amazing, supernatural being. A miracle. The greatest athlete I've ever seen. Every year, tears come to my eyes when I think of that magnificent athlete. I'm not religious, but if there is a god, he put his hand on Secretariat. Thank you, Secretariat, for allowing me to see what perfection looks like in sport and for giving me the opportunity to feel unbridled joy this time of year.
Rick Rick wrote on April 29, 2018 at 11:27 am:
Today, on his 15th birthday (born April 29, 2003), the memories of Barbaro still fire one's imagination! God called you back home way too soon. It left us all to wonder just what MIGHT have happened during that Triple Crown season of 2006. I will always contend that greatness was about to come a-knocking at your stall!
David Woodside David Woodside wrote on April 24, 2018 at 11:35 am:
It is with great sadness to have heard of Mr.Nacks passing. The sheer brilliance of his understanding of Secretariat, along with the capability of describing, in complete detail, the true SUPER HORSE that those that had been fortunate enough to witness racing was astonishing.
His passion for continuing to educate people on Secretariat has been deeply respected, and will be sorrowfully missed.
Thank you for all that you have shared with us, Mr. Nack! Thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time!
Nicole Nicole wrote on April 21, 2018 at 12:56 pm:
I Love You Secretariat My Hero! xox
Rick Rick wrote on April 21, 2018 at 8:02 am:
For the many racing fans that stop by and visit here at Secretariat.com, please grab a copy of this week's Sports Illustrated (April 23, 2018). Tim Layden wrote 'A Life Remembered...William Nack', pages 20 - 21. The magazine also printed as a tribute to William Nack, Bill's story titled 'Pure Heart' which was published in the June 4, 1990 issue of Sports Illustrated. The tribute is on pages 102 - 111. His passing is a giant loss or us all!

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