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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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Rick Rick wrote on April 17, 2019 at 9:13 am:
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 6:14 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 2:08 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 9:06 am:


Michael Duszynski Michael Duszynski wrote on April 7, 2019 at 1:21 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 2:59 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!
TIM DEAN # 1 FAN/ HISTORIAN TIM DEAN # 1 FAN/ HISTORIAN wrote on March 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm:
I posted a post around 12:11 AM today on the 49th birthday of Secretariat aka BIG RED...Secretariat was born around 12:10 AM on March 30TH, 1970 in a 2 horse foaling shed at the Meadow Stable in Doswell,Virginia...When I posted my orher post earlier, I wanted to get as CLOSE AS I COULD TO THE ACTUAL TIME WHEN SECRETARIAT WAS FOALED- (BORN) when I posted my previous post...I WANTED to attend the Secretariat birthday celebration at the Meadow Event Park but my funds and lack of transportation would NOT let me...Hopefully, I can attend the Secretariat festival in October and the Secretariat birthday celebration next year, that's my HOPE & WISH...HAPPY BIRTHDAY SECRETARIAT, I LOVE YOU ALWAYS!!!❤❤❤????????????...I AM YOUR #1 FAN and historian on your life....Hello to, Ronnie Turcotte, Kate Chenery Tweedy, John Tweedy and Leeanne at the Meadow Event Park...
TIM DEAN # 1 FAN/ HISTORIAN TIM DEAN # 1 FAN/ HISTORIAN wrote on March 29, 2019 at 8:11 pm:
It was around this time more than 40 years ago that the American Superhorse SECRETARIAT was born at the Meadow Stable in Doswell, Virginia...Secretariat was foaled (born) in Doswell, Virginia on March 30TH, 1970...Today is Secretariat's birthday and is celebrated by many including ME...Secretariat' sire (Father) was Bold Ruler who also was a great speed racehorse himself...And Secretariat's dam (mother) Somethingroyal was a great horse that had great stamina...Secretariat went on to become the GREATEST RACEHORSE of all time winning the 1973 Triple Crown of which he broke track records in all 3 Triple Crown races...Secretariat's track records in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes STILL STAND TODAY...Secretariat also set a track record in the 1973 Marlboro Cup among others...I want to tell my Secretariat HAPPY BIRTHDAY and that You will always mean the WORLD TO ME...Hello to, Kate and John Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin-Meadow's....
Rick Rick wrote on March 25, 2019 at 8:49 am:
Yesterday was the 40th anniversary for the passing of Chic Anderson, on March 24, 1979. Your 'calls' will always be synonymous with Secretariat's 1973 Triple Crown winning campaign. The faithful will always remember!

RIP Chic
TIM DEAN # 1 FAN / HISTORIAN TIM DEAN # 1 FAN / HISTORIAN wrote on March 22, 2019 at 8:36 pm:
I wanted to stop by the # 1 Thoroughbred racing website in
the country and remind all of the Secretariat fans and Riva Ridge fans about the upcoming Secretariat birthday celebration at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va on Saturday March 30TH 2019...Secretariat was foaled (born) at the Meadow Stable on March 30TH, 1970 at about 10 minutes past midnight on a chilly cold night...There were 3 men in the foaling shed that night...The 3 men were Farm manager Howard Gentry, Raymond Wood and the foaling man Mr. Southworth...Raymond Wood was a friend of Howard Gentry's the farm manager...Also, the stable mate of Secretariat Riva Ridge was from the Meadow Stable...Riva Ridge was foaled (born) on April 13, 1969 and sired by First Landing and out of the dam Iberia by Heliopolis...Riva Ridge won the 1972 Kentucky derby among other races as well...I would like to say a big hello to, Ronnie Turcotte, Kate Chenery Tweedy and her brother John Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin-Meadow's...
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on March 22, 2019 at 4:57 am:
Let`s make a comparison : In 1932 , Charles Mochet from France invented the recumbent bike.His bike was so performing that it was banned from official races because of a vote of International cyclists union and in this union were a lot of classic bike shop owners !! Protect your interests first...naturally . Here , it`s look alike : The boss of Secretariat was a a world of men . She concluded by induction that Secretariat would be grand while men by deduction failed...Finally , Secretariat has won everything ! It is enough to make a conclusion ? In any case the 46 years and 3 records of 1973 is added and speaks absolutly strongly . Who is going faster ? Secretariat running or Time passing ? Only Time can exceed Secretariat but it drains with him his records !!...wich brings us back to Secretariat who wins !!!
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Rick Rick wrote on March 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm:
Happy birthday today to the 'trainer', Lucien Laurin, on this his date of birth in 1912. You will always be remembered.
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on March 18, 2019 at 5:58 am:
About Secretariat and the Time : Knowing that knowledge may not know is the highest degree of knowledge (1)...because knowledge is often based on interests BUT History sees everything because it works like the goddess of justice because she has a scale and blindfolded .

(1) Until there it is from Lao Tseu
Renee Jarreau Renee Jarreau wrote on March 8, 2019 at 11:24 am:
My ex and I purchased a thoroughbred from Darby Dan Farms named True Knight out of Chateaugay and Stealaway. He ran with Secretariat in several races back in the day. Secretariat is a once in a lifetime stud!
TIM DEAN #1 FAN / HISTORIAN TIM DEAN #1 FAN / HISTORIAN wrote on February 25, 2019 at 4:46 pm:
This is a note to (ALL) of the Secretariat aka "Big Red" & Riva Ridge fan's about the upcoming Secretariat birthday party at the Meadow Event Park on March 30TH, 2019...Secretariat was foaled (Born) on March 30TH, 1970 at a little past midnight on a coldish chilly night at the Meadow Stable in Doswell, Virginia...Also, the dam (mother) of Secretariat "Somethingroyal is layed to rest near the Meadow...Secretariat and his sire (Father) Bold Ruler and Secretariat's stable mate and friend Riva Ridge are layed to rest at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky...This is just a personal thought, I (Wished) Bold Ruler and Somethingroyal and Secretariat and Riva Ridge all where in the same resting cemetery...Also, Princequillo AND Nasrullah are at rest at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky...Hello to , Ron Turcotte, and Kate Tweedy, John Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin-Meadow's...From March 30, 1970 to this very day there's NEVER BEEN another racehorse/ horse / like Secretariat...Like Ronnie Turcotte said, Secretariat is the BEST there's EVER been in the world...I'm saying, racehorses of today, will (NEVER) be able to duplicate or even come close to the racing (Standard) Secretariat set back in 1972 & 1973...From 1973 till NOW Secretariat's Triple Crown Records STILL STAND !!!
Tracy McKay Tracy McKay wrote on February 22, 2019 at 12:05 pm:
Just a note of Condolence to Ron Turcotte over the loss on February 13 of his Brother Rudy. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on February 18, 2019 at 6:54 am:
The vote of 1999 said that Man O`War is the better ? This erroneous vote will be corrected by the judge who is never wrong : History ...because history can not eliminate indisputable facts that cling in time while others have fallen.....The TIME that all fear as in this egyptian proverb : The Universe fears time but Time fears pyramids ( Records ).
TIM DEAN # 1 FAN / HISTORIAN TIM DEAN # 1 FAN / HISTORIAN wrote on February 16, 2019 at 6:59 pm:
This is for ALL of the Secretariat fan's who post on this site and read the post displayed here...I would like some feedback on the following subject...How would all of the Secretariat fan's feel about a fan trivia contest on the subject of Secretariat, maybe to take place at the Secretariat Festival ? I had thought about this and just wanted some feedback on the subject, that's all...Hello to, Ronnie Turcotte, Kate and John Tweedy and to Leeanne Ladin-Meadow's...I also want to say hello to Secretariat who is running on the green paddocks of heaven with NO laminitis and setting records...
TIM DEAN # 1 FAN/ HISTORIAN TIM DEAN # 1 FAN/ HISTORIAN wrote on February 13, 2019 at 6:33 pm:
Dear Gloria,
I seen your post dated 1-29-19 requesting to see the photo of Secretariat's Fire just 5 minutes before she past a way...In the photo of Secretariat's Fire 5 minutes before she past a way a "GLOW" was shining from her beautiful face...The owner of Secretariat's Fire sent me the photo...I dont know if I can post a picture on or not, but what I can do if you would like, I will give you my number and if you contact me, I will be glad to send you the picture of Secretariat's Fire...Also, I have 2 friends who own 2 of Secretariat's progeny...My 2 friends are the owners of Border Run who is in Washington state and Secret of the Sea who is in Colorado, both are foals of Secretariat...If you want to contact me about the Secretariat Fire picture my number is 336-512-6361...As always, Id like to say hello to, Ronnie Turcotte, and to Kate Tweedy, John Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin-Meadow's...We all miss the Secretariat team , most of all, I miss Big Red Secretariat...
Rick Rick wrote on February 2, 2019 at 6:34 pm:
Remembering one of the 'Team' today, Charlie Davis. He was born on this day in 1940. In 5 days it will be the 1st anniversary of Charlie's passing on February 7, 2018. We all miss you Charlie.

I'm also remembering the 'Storyteller' Bill Nack who's birthday is in 2 days. This dear friend to Secretariat and to all of his connections was born on February 4, 1941. Happy Birthday Bill. Losing you last year was a real shock! Like Charlie, we all really miss you Bill.


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