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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 September 18, 2021 at 5:21 pm:
Remembering Penny Chenery during her time of passing 4 years ago!
Jeff Jeff wrote on August 28, 2021 at 12:42 pm:
Great site! As the lucky and fortunate owner of a decedent of Secretariat I was really happy to find it and leaned much I didn’t know. Thanks!
leo leo wrote on August 3, 2021 at 11:14 am:
Best horse that GOD created for us to see!
Russ Cardenas Russ Cardenas wrote on July 29, 2021 at 3:53 pm:
HP Ron.... rider and co-trainer of one of America's greatest runners since Lexington.... Secretariat could have challenged Lexington at 3 miles and maybe more.... They used to run at 3 to 4 miles in those days...HP Ron...
Cynthia Holt Cynthia Holt wrote on July 22, 2021 at 11:47 pm:
A heartfelt HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ron!
I am not a particularly religious person, but I believe tht you were divinely selected to be the racing partner of the magnificent Secretariat. You and Big Red gave me the most transcendent moment of my life, and for this, I am profoundly thankful.
May you enjoy many more years filled with priceless memories to share. You are universally loved!
vickie deluca vickie deluca wrote on July 22, 2021 at 9:33 pm:
Happy Birthday Ron. stay safe and god bless
I wanted to Stop by and Post this on the greatest Thoroughbred race horse Website 🏇 in the country...I wanted to first wish Ronnie Turcotte a very Happy 80th birthday 🎂...Ron won 3,032 career races and was leading rider for alot of his career races...Ron Turcotte rode Secretariat, Riva Ridge, Northern Dancer,Tom Rolfe to name a few...Secretariat Won the Triple Crown in 1973 and Riva Ridge won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1972...Secretariat track records from 1973 in all three Triple Crown races from 1973 STILL STAND TODAY...There are Professional horsemen in the Thoroughbred racing industry that says Secretariat's 2:24 Belmont Stakes race record will NEVER BE BROKEN...Hello and Blessings to my friends at, Ronnie Turcotte and John and Kate Tweedy...Again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂 TO MY FRIEND RONNIE TURCOTTE...
Tracy McKay Tracy McKay wrote on July 22, 2021 at 12:56 am:
Birthday Greetings Ron. Thanks for all your hard work in the past Years promoting Big Red and keeping his spirit alive for the future generations to enjoy. all my best as a fellow Canadian. Thanks for the Great Memories, Cheers Tracy.
Peggy Cresswell Peggy Cresswell wrote on July 21, 2021 at 10:09 pm:
Ron, I wish you a wonderful 80th Birthday! I was 13 when I watched you ride Riva to glory and I was 14 when I watched you ride Secretariat to the moon and back! You have always been my hero and always will be! I wish you and your family all of God's blessings and all the happiness your heart can hold! Happy Birthday to the greatest jockey of all time!!!
Jocelyn Rioux Green Jocelyn Rioux Green wrote on July 19, 2021 at 9:55 pm:
Just wanting to swish you a very happy 80th......May the Lord's blessings be with you...loved the movie and following your career through the years......nice to have you from our proud of the bridge and the beautiful remembrance of you on Broadway Boulevard......Enjoy your special Birthday!!!!!!
Robert Judy Robert Judy wrote on July 19, 2021 at 7:31 pm:
Happy Birthday, Ron Turcotte! Wishing you a great 80th year.
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas wrote on July 19, 2021 at 5:55 pm:
Hi Ron,

Congratulations on your 80th Birthday Thursday! 80 is one of my goals. You have the distinction of riding Northern Dancer in his first win, a $2100 maiden at Fort Erie. In Northern Dancer's next race, the Vandal Stakes, you rode Ramblin' Man for the win. I hope Mr. Taylor and Mr. Luro weren't too upset! It was good to see you, Penny, Charlie and Kate at the 2013 Secretariat Birthday Celebration. All the best,
Darlene Hobson Darlene Hobson wrote on July 19, 2021 at 4:27 pm:
Happy Birthday Ron !!!
I am a huge fan of yours and Secretariat's. Didn't get to see him run. I did see Seattle Slew run in the Preakness from atop of the stables. My father was a jockey. Would love to talk to you personally about him.
You can reach me on FB, Darlene Cornwell Hobson
Mike Gliszinski Mike Gliszinski wrote on July 19, 2021 at 12:10 pm:
Dear Ron Turcotte,

Happy 80th Birthday. We appreciate your insights into your journey with Secretariat.

Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973--the year that I got married. Not everyone can say that they were married in the year of a Triple Crown winner.

Both you and Secretariat provided many great memories. The Belmont Stakes WAS one for the ages. He made sure that there would be NO doubt that he would break the Triple Crown drought.

Happy Birthday, Ron!!!!

~~Mike Gliszinski
Kim Rogers, Yukon Canada Kim Rogers, Yukon Canada wrote on July 19, 2021 at 9:26 am:
A very Happy 80th birthday to Ron Turcotte. Still a shining star ⭐️ and will be forever! Enjoy your day Ron. From a fan way up north,
Sherri Sherri wrote on July 15, 2021 at 3:02 pm:
I was brought up around Standardbred horses but I always followed the Triple Crown races. I remember vividly Secretariat's Belmont Win. At the 1/2 mile mark I said to the people I was watching the race with, "He's going too fast. He'll never sustain this speed the entire race. At the 3/4" mile mark I was on my feet in awe of this incredible animal. I had tears in my eyes as he crossed the finish line. It's a sight I'll NEVER forget. Big Red is the GOAT!
Rick Rick wrote on June 24, 2021 at 4:20 pm:
June 26, 2000 is the day and year that 'the Trainer' Lucien Laurin passed away. It's so hard to believe that 21 years have come and gone already! The faithful will never forget!!

RIP Lucien
Gary Pollard Gary Pollard wrote on June 18, 2021 at 8:54 am:
I bought many books & the dvd a great horse but a rather "moot" point regarding the preakness time. Trying to put down Canonero as inferior is not waranted & Sham would not have beaten other horses in their Derbies or Preakness runs. 13 main track records at belmont that season tell us what we need to know regarding times. We can see how great a horse was with out using a timer. Every horse was faster than Canonero until they raced him " He was a great horse as was Prove Out. Very nice dvd.
Sue Sue wrote on May 25, 2021 at 3:11 am:
I found Secretariat in the same year I was at the lowest point in my young life and he was at the highest point in his.
He's been my inspiration ever since. I still envy Turcotte for actually getting to ride the wind.
Mike Mike wrote on May 2, 2021 at 2:31 pm:
I'm from Kentucky originally and my Dad took me to the track often as a kid. That's pretty much how I got to know him as I grew up. In 1973, I had just gotten out of the Army as was working at a Holiday Inn in New Jersey near Monmouth Park during the Triple Crown season and had the awesome opportunity to watch Secretariat win the TC. For the Belmont Stakes we all sat in the bar - guests, employees, staff - and were blown away by his 31 length win. Will never forget it. Years later when my Dad passed, we had "...and they're off" with a thoroughbred chiseled into his grave marker. He woulda loved it.


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