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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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Beth Koch Beth Koch wrote on July 22, 2020 at 11:15 am:
Happy Birthday, Mr. Turcotte! You and Secretariat have always been the embodiment of class for me. Thank you for being so instrumental in keeping his memory alive. I have 3 pictures of Secretariat on my office wall (one of them autographed by you), so I think of you and him quite often. Have the happiest of birthdays! All good wishes to you.
Ken Ratajczyk Ken Ratajczyk wrote on July 22, 2020 at 11:10 am:
Happy Birthday Ron ! Wishing you more years of health and happiness. Have a great day !
Jackie singer Jackie singer wrote on July 22, 2020 at 10:48 am:
Happy, Happy, Birthday.. Ron Turcotte.. thank you so much, for all your stories..always was my favorite to go to the Belmont Stakes on friday, and you and Charlie would be signing, in the back yard...always took the time to talk. So emotional . GOAT
Bill Hahn Bill Hahn wrote on July 22, 2020 at 10:44 am:
Happy Birthday Ron. Your friend from the old Secretariat Trivia Page.
Yvonne Hole Yvonne Hole wrote on July 22, 2020 at 10:39 am:
Happy birthday, Ron!

Good memories of New York and South Africa...!
Karole Northrup Karole Northrup wrote on July 22, 2020 at 10:33 am:
Happy birthday Ron!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and many more to come! Thank you for Turcotte Tuesdays, I so enjoy reading (really need a book!) them and remembering our beloved Secretariat in a way that only you could do.

With best wishes from a Ron & Red fan!

Karole Northrup
Cindy Thomas Cindy Thomas wrote on July 22, 2020 at 10:22 am:
The best of wishes to you and your family. I had the pleasure of talking to you several times at the Kentucky Derby Museum. These conversations are cherished memories. Here's to more wonderful memories, both in person and on line. Thank you for sharing them.
Sally Wade Sally Wade wrote on July 22, 2020 at 10:18 am:
The happiest of birthdays to you Ronnie! It is with great pleasure I extend these wishes to you and thank you for your continued stories about Secretariat. Your connection with us fans of Big Red, yourself and the whole "team" shows just what kind of wonderful human being you are! So once again happy birthday and many more!
RueLaLene Supan RueLaLene Supan wrote on July 22, 2020 at 10:18 am:
Happy Birthday Ron, thanks to you and Secretariat you have made the greatest horse racing team ever. I hope your birthday is filled with happiness, laughter and love. God Bless you .
Jil Kelley Jil Kelley wrote on July 22, 2020 at 10:09 am:
Happy Birthday Mr. Turcotte!! We met you 5 years ago at the Secretariat Festival in Paris Kentucky. You are an inspiration to all! We hope you have a wonderful day. Secretariat is our ALL-TIME favorite movie, and we watch it several times a year and it always brings a tear to our eyes. Enjoy your day and best wishes!
Bob & Jill Kelley 🙂
Paul Adams Paul Adams wrote on July 22, 2020 at 9:54 am:
Happy Birthday young man. You are part of the team that got me into Tbred racing which I have enjoyed passionately for 30 years.

God Bless You
Jerry Koenig Jerry Koenig wrote on July 22, 2020 at 9:52 am:
Happy Birthday Ron! We live in Westfield, IN (just north of Indianapolis), over the years I've only seen a couple of things my wife got excited about over the years. The piano and Secretariat, she knows all his stats and watches the all the big horse races every year on TV just so she can say they'll never beat Secretariat's time. ha. We met you at a Festival in KY one year, it was very nice to meet you. That year I think we met the young man that played the jockey in the movie. Ever wonder when you watch races at the track and you say to yourself, I would have won that race if I was riding! Have a good day sir.
Jerry & Patty Koenig
Jean True Jean True wrote on July 22, 2020 at 9:52 am:
Happy birthday to Ron - a great jockey and the lucky jocky who traveled some beautiful miles with the wonder Horse!!!

Paul Ruggieri Paul Ruggieri wrote on July 22, 2020 at 9:47 am:

Happy birthday. Your contribution to those of us who love your sport is immortal. Every time I watch Secretariat’s win in the Belmont I get chills.
Wishing you another 100 years.
Raymond Hackley Raymond Hackley wrote on July 22, 2020 at 9:40 am:
Happy birthday Ron !
Keep those wonderful stories coming
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas wrote on July 22, 2020 at 9:39 am:
Wishing you a fantastic 79th birthday today, Ron. I was lucky to meet you, Penny, Charlie, Kate and Wayne Mount at the 2013 Birthday Celebration at Meadow Stables. My wife is French Canadian from Longueuil and used to visit Blue Bonnets to bet on the "pretty" horses. Maybe as good a handicapping method as any other?

You told me that Shuvee was one of your favorite fillies. She was bred in Virginia and is the only mare to win the two mile Jockey Club Gold Cup in consecutive years. Sire Nashua also won the JCGC two years straight. Circling around, her damsire is none other than Hill Prince of Meadow Farm.

All the best!
Anny Theberge Anny Theberge wrote on July 22, 2020 at 9:30 am:
Bon anniversaire, M. Turcotte! Je vous souhaite santé et bonheurs pour votre 79e et je tiens à vous remercier pour votre grande générosité envers tous vos fans en général et pour ceux qui aiment Secretariat en particulier! Passez une belle journée et une belle année! xxx
joanne kraft joanne kraft wrote on July 22, 2020 at 9:17 am:
Sincere Happy Birthday wishes to Ron Turcotte! You inspire us with your courage and positive outlook. And no least, your insight into Secretariat and his legacy.
Gwen Smith Gwen Smith wrote on July 22, 2020 at 9:14 am:
Happy Birthday Mr. Turcotte. I enjoyed meeting you several years ago at the festival where you answered my burning question as to with such a long race as the Belmont why you gave him his head and let him run. You said because he was feeling so good that day and his workouts had gone so well, he just wanted to run. Great insight to an amazing horse. Enjoy your day and God Bless
Maurice B Quirin Maurice B Quirin wrote on July 22, 2020 at 9:14 am:
Happy Birthday Ron and thank you for the great memories with Big Red!


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