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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 - # 1 FAN/ RESEARCHER Tim Dean - # 1 FAN/ RESEARCHER wrote on November 30, 2018 at 7:51 pm:
I Want EVERY SECRETARIAT FAN who say's or (CLAIMS) to be the # 1 Secretariat fan to read this...To be the # 1 SECRETARIAT FAN one MUST KNOW (EVERY) thing there is to know about SECRETARIAT aka "BIG RED",Such as HIS HISTORY, ALL of HIS Races and track times, the record's HE accomplished , where HE was Sired, who HIS SIRE was, who HIS Dam was, where HIS Sire and Dam was Foaled what year when HIS Sire and Dam died who's HIS Progeny (Foals) are;His owner is/was etc...This is just a START of things the # 1 FAN has to know....Guess what, I know ALL of the above and more...Nicole, I read your post and you're right ,Secretariat does have a lot of FANS,but I AM SECRETARIAT'S # 1 FAN...I to hope to be at the 2019 Secretariat's festival so maybe Ill see you there...SECRETARIAT'S last race was at Woodbine on October 28th 1973 in Ontario Canada where Secretariat WON by 6 1/2 lengths; well a friend of mine works at Woodbine and was working there the day Secretariat raced...My friend has worked at Woodbine race track for 50 yrs...Anyway,I want to say hello to and to Ronnie Turcotte and to John Tweedy and his sister Kate...Remember Secretariat fan's, SECRETARIAT WILL (ALWAYS) BE # 1 in America and around the WORLD !!! A quick note for other fan's around the Globe; SECRETARIAT was the MOST TALKED ABOUT AND PHOTOGRAPHED racehorse in ALL THE WORLD !!!
Alain Alain wrote on November 29, 2018 at 6:32 am:
The spécialists who think that Man O`War is better than Secretariat are not in the right place in their brain because it is mathematic and the mathematics side must ALWAYS be in the mode ENTER.
The faster in not the better ? YOU HAVE A PROBLEM !!
NICOLE NICOLE wrote on November 27, 2018 at 10:45 am:
Tim Dean # 1 Secretariat Fan/ Researcher Tim Dean # 1 Secretariat Fan/ Researcher wrote on November 20, 2018 at 4:40 pm:
I thought I would stop by the # 1 Thoroughbred racehorse website and say a big Happy Thanksgiving to and to Ronnie Turcotte... Also, I want to say Happy Thanksgiving to Secretariat aka "BIG RED" !!!
JoAnn JoAnn wrote on November 20, 2018 at 8:43 am:
Just voted for the Vox Populi Award, realized I had not been at this site for a while, then read of Penny's Virginia interment.

Dear Penny,
I miss you. You gave so much to this world of thoroughbreds that so many of us breathe on a daily basis. What I miss the most is your spunk and spirit.
Thinking of you-and smiling.
Tim Dean - # 1 Secretariat Fan / Researcher Tim Dean - # 1 Secretariat Fan / Researcher wrote on October 31, 2018 at 12:13 pm:
I want to wish and Ronnie Turcotte a Happy Halloween 2018...I also want to wish a Happy Halloween to the (GREATEST) RACEHORSE/HORSE/SUPER HORSE that's (EVER) lived bar none !!! Not only was Secretariat the (BEST) race horse that's (EVER) lived, HE was/is the Fastest, Prettiest, most intelligent racehorse that's (EVER) to be foaled (born)...Secretariat aka "Big Red" was foaled on March 30TH 1970 and past-a- way on October 4TH 1989 and (HE) Secretariat aka "Big Red" is highly Loved and Missed to this very day...There has ONLY been 2 racehorses that's had the aka "BIG RED" that is SECRETARIAT and Man O'War...Happy Halloween to ALL the SECRETARIAT FANS WORLDWIDE !!!
Deb Lucas Deb Lucas wrote on October 17, 2018 at 7:49 pm:
I remember watching him win the Derby, for the first time in my life my father asked me...if I wanted to watch the Preakness and the Belmont with him too...we did. He asked me after the Derby who to watch..
(My opinion!!!) it was then I told him Secretariat for the crown this year...I could tell by his eye when he looked at the camera...he loved it! He wasn't afraid...he knew and he told me he knew, it was all his that year. I consider him the greatest racehorse that ever graced a track not only because of the crown....but because of HOW he showed us it belonged to him...
The anniversary of his passing has recently come and gone and it hurts my heart just as much on this day as it did on the day he was laid to rest. He was always the greatest after the crown, at least in my heart...and I was one of the true believers that Man O' War held that righteous title..but on one day on May 9 of 1973..the Lord graced my heart and soul to a colt named Secretariat and forever there it shall remain..Love you Big Red...
Tim Dean Tim Dean wrote on October 15, 2018 at 6:54 pm:
Sandy, I read your post on how you (SAY) you are the number one Secretariat fan...I must say, It's great you admire and love Secretariat, the TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS (NO) one including YOU is a bigger Secretariat aka "BIG RED" fan than yours truly (ME)...Yes (WE) can share the love and admiration of Secretariat but I AM THE # 1 fan of Secretariat bar none...I know Secretariat's history and his off springs (Progeny's) history...One of Secretariat's foals even has MY LAST NAME CYNTHIA DEAN FOALED in 1987 and won 2 races at Turfway park and Arlington in 1990...I could talk Secretariat all day, so I tell you what, I would like to discuss and conversate with you about Secretariat aka "Big Red" so if have a chance call me sometime so we can conversate about SECRETARIAT ...My number is 336-512-6361...I wear the Secretariat Crown for the #1 fan and also Top Secretariat and progeny researcher...We can both admire and love Secretariat but I Will (ALWAYS) be "Big Red's #1 none...Thank You for being a fan...I would like to hear what you know about Secretariat and I can tell you somethings about Secretariat alot of fans probably Don't know...Secretariat WAS/IS A SUPERHORSE and in his races HE was almost like an a Pegasus...
Rick Rick wrote on October 15, 2018 at 7:49 am:
Remembering Secretariat who passed away 29 years ago on October 4, 1989. The greatest thoroughbred race horse of all time. He was an athlete, but he was also intelligent and unmistakably he was aware of his surroundings. His greatness was not just defined by 'what' he did, but also by 'how' he did it. The sum of all these things is what sets Secretariat apart from all the rest.
I meant to submit this post on October 4th to commemorate his passing, but time got away from me. I have been caring for a family member who had surgery in late September. This fact also kept me from attending the Secretariat Festival. I hope everyone had a great time there this past weekend. A big thank you to the Chenery family members and to for making it happen every year.
Sandy Schroeter Sandy Schroeter wrote on October 15, 2018 at 6:32 am:
Kudos to the Secretariat team for a wonderful festival. Also took part in the 9:15am tour of Calumet Farms -thoroughly enjoyed it.Thank you.
Tim Dean Tim Dean wrote on October 13, 2018 at 4:52 pm:
Well today is the start of the 2018 "BIG RED" SECRETARIAT FESTIVAL and I (REALLY) wanted to attend but I am on disability and could NOT afford the trip...I want (ALL) of the Secretariat fans and to KNOW I AM MOST ASSUREDLY WITH ALL OF YOU IN MY HEART, SOUL AND SPIRIT...SECRETARIAT AKA "BIG RED" MEANS THE (WORLD) TO ME !!! Good Lord Willing next year I will be there...SECRETARIAT was born on MARCH 30TH, 1970 in Doswell, Virginia so on that day lets ALL of the "BIG RED" SECRETARIAT FANS REMEMBER "BIG RED" SECRETARIAT'S BIRTHDAY🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂❤❤❤❤🌷🌷🌷🌷⚘⚘⚘⚘👏👏👏👏...
"BIG RED" SECRETARIAT IS SURELY LOVED AND MISSED by ME and ALL HIS FANS AND ADMIRERS...Also, the folks who was ABLE to attend the Secretariat festival should Thank and all the folks who made it happen...Thank You !!!
Sandy Sandy wrote on October 11, 2018 at 9:39 pm:
Tim Dean, I forgot to mention - I have one of Secretariat's shoes and also a lock of his mane. Bobby Anderson gave them to me when I was a regular visitor to the farm.
Sandy Sandy wrote on October 11, 2018 at 9:37 pm:
Hello Tim Dean, I appreciate your love and devotion to Secretariat but I have to correct you - I am the biggest Secretariat fan who ever lived. I went to visit him several times a week until his death in 1989 and I still cry when I think of him. Tell ya what - we will both claim the title of "biggest fan". He sure was something, wasn't he? There will never be another like him. Ever.
Alain Valade Alain Valade wrote on October 5, 2018 at 5:53 pm:
Preakness was superb
Kentucky was sublim
Belmont was surrealist
The weakness of mister Secretariat ? Preakness.
Until now it is 45 years for standing-up records and any horse is able do that . Secretariat is the Louis Cyr of horserace .
Tim Dean Tim Dean wrote on September 22, 2018 at 11:07 am:
Hello to ALL of the "Big Red" Secretariat fan's...As we ALL KNOW, "BIG RED" SECRETARIAT is/was The Fastest, most attractive, most intelligent racehorse/horse that's EVER LIVED BAR NONE...I wanted to let ALL of the Secretariat fan's know, if you don't know already, there are (6) Secretariat foals that are still with us today...I will name them for you....The (6) Secretariat foals include as follows...FAST MARKET AGE 32, BORDER RUN AGE 30, TORBAY AGE 31, BALL CHAIRMAN AGE 30, SECRET OF THE SEA AGE 28 and SECRETARIAT'S FIRE AGE 28...Also, in 1987 "BIG RED" SECRETARIAT Sired a chestnut colt that has my last name "CYNTHIA DEAN" OUT OF KISMET 2...I thought that was really cool...I am so GLAD SECRETARIAT'S BLOOD LINES ARE STILL WITH US TODAY...As ALWAYS, I want to say hello to Ron Turcotte the BEST Secretariat jockey EVER and to for all of the hard work they've done to keep "BIG RED'S SECRETARIAT'S LEGACY ALIVE...
Rick Rick wrote on September 17, 2018 at 1:18 pm:
I could write a book, there is so much to say about Penny Chenery and her influence on thoroughbred horse racing. But this "Guestbook" is not meant for writing a book. So just let me say that we all miss you, and that we all loved you, and that I can't believe it's been a year today since your passing. Like Secretariat, you were a one-of-a-kind! I will watch the Secretariat movie (again) tonight in your honor. Please enjoy the peace that you so richly deserve.
Ronald Kuhn Sr Ronald Kuhn Sr wrote on September 1, 2018 at 3:56 pm:
I just saw the movie on Netflix ,I forgot just how GREAT of a horse Big Red was. I hope every one is doing well.
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.


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