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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 October 5, 2020 at 11:56 am:
How can it be that it's already been 31 years since we lost the greatest horse in the last 100 years?!? October 4, 1989 was a very sad day for us all when Secretariat crossed the Rainbow Bridge into the next chapter of his existence. Run wild and free Secretariat. You surely did inspired us all!!

BTW...after 47 years, all 3 of your Triple Crown winning time records still stand, but we had a close call Saturday in the 145th Preakness Stakes. The filly Swiss Skydiver won in an exciting stretch duel that saw her cross the finish line in the second fastest Preakness time ever, 1:53.28. That's just .28 seconds off your record of 1:53.00, but it does represent a difference of about a length and a half in distance. She really dug-in down the stretch to win it. I think you would have been proud of her.
Tracy McKay Tracy McKay wrote on October 4, 2020 at 1:42 pm:
Looking back at Big Red today and remembering his passing. I am so glad to have witnessed History in the making watching all his races as an awe struck 10 Year Old. I thought then as now there will never be another Horse that can touch his Magnificence. Going to the Ocean later with my Dog to throw a Red Rose into the Pacific Ocean in Remembrance and Honour of this Great Horse who is still part of my Heart.
Rick Rick wrote on September 16, 2020 at 5:18 pm:
Remembering The First Lady of Racing today on the 3rd anniversary of her passing in 2017. She meant the world to so many of us!

Rest In Eternal Peace Penny
I am back after watching the 146th Running of The Kentucky Derby on NBC TV on September 5th...I must say, I was really disappointed that TIZ THE LAW didn't win, instead Authentic won...I do feel though, that TIZ THE LAW was the better competitor...I also think , TIZ THE LAW could have Won if he would have felt like running...That's one thing SECRETARIAT LOVE TO DO IS RUN & EAT..."BIG RED" Was a ham, HE KNEW HE WAS THE WORLD CHAMPION , HE KNEW HE WAS THE (BEST) and even though SECRETARIAT was a gentle, poised demeanor Champion HE COULD let everyone know, HE was The Man if HE WANTED TO...SECRETARIAT BROKE ALL 3 TRIPLE CROWN RECORDS, WHICH STILL STAND TODAY !!! Racehorses has been TRYING TO tie or break SECRETARIAT'S Track Record's since 1973 and CAN (NOT) DO IT...Over a million & a half horses have come of age to race and NONE OF THEM Can even come close to SECRETARIAT'S TRACK RECORD'S in any of the Triple Crown races, and other races as well...SECRETARIAT IS IMMORTAL, A RACING LEGEND, A ICON IN WORLD HISTORY THAT (WILL) LIVE ON FOR (ALL ETERNITY)!!! And HE Will ALWAYS BE EDGED IN MY MEMORY AND THOUGHTS (FOREVER) !!! I LOVE YOU "BIG RED"...I also want to SAY A BIG HELLO to my friends at and Ronnie Turcotte, The World's BEST JOCKEY, and John and Kate Tweedy and to Sarah, John & Kate's sister.
Rozz Rozz wrote on September 2, 2020 at 8:51 am:
Love Secretariat with all my heart..wish I could see my favorite horse of all time..a part of my ❤
Rick Rick wrote on August 29, 2020 at 3:10 pm:
Remembering the 'Groom' Eddie Sweat on his birthday. Mr. Sweat was born on this date (August 29) in 1939.
Turf writer Steve Haskin recently wrote a beautiful piece about the 'Groom' and it is posted here on for all to read.
Ida Rosander Ida Rosander wrote on August 26, 2020 at 4:21 pm:
Hello everyone, im a swedish girl living in spain and I found this amazing statue of Secreteriat in a friends house and she wants to sell it. Now to my question, is there anyone here that would now what its worth by a picture of it or where i could mayby find it out? Thank you Ida
Solosolo Solosolo wrote on August 11, 2020 at 7:15 pm:
Kudos to the Secretariat team in adding esteemed turf writer Steve Haskin to your stable! He has written such fabulous pieces about Big Red, and all of his numerous fans will follow his columns avidly. Thank you, and I look forward to visiting your site often.
Kevin Kevin wrote on August 6, 2020 at 4:48 pm:

Thank you for all the memories.
Happy belated and stay healthy and strong.
Victoria L Chandler Victoria L Chandler wrote on August 5, 2020 at 5:34 pm:
Ron when you called me you made the most cherished feelings an old woman could ever have! Please have a healthy, happy birthday and many more! Will cherish the memories you shared and the beautiful pictures of you and Secretariat that you signed! You will always be special to me and hope to chat with you again!
Happy Birthday
Your friend
Victoria Chandler
I posted a Happy Birthday post for Ronnie Turcotte on July 21st, it was a day early...I want to say hello to my friend at, John and Kate Tweedy and Ronnie Turcotte....Secretariat fans Watch the Kentucky Derby on September 5th on NBC and pull and root for TIZ THE LAW....Tiz The Law is a descendant of Secretariat..
Steven Levine Steven Levine wrote on August 4, 2020 at 6:37 pm:
Happy birthday and many more healthy ones. Thanks for the great memories you gave me and Big Red fans.
Jan Jan wrote on August 3, 2020 at 11:06 pm:
Wishing many blessings and a very Happy Birthday to Mr. Ron!

You are an Inspiration!

Georgia, USA

Selenia Selenia wrote on August 3, 2020 at 12:21 pm:
Greatest Horse their ever was or will be. This beautiful horse taught me so much more than him being a winner. He has taught me that true love, caring and hard work does pay off. He will forever be an amazing legacy to so many. Thank you Big Red for showing the world what love and determination can look like if you work hard and love what you are doing!! You will forever be the greatest race horse that has ever lived!!
Kathy Wood Kathy Wood wrote on August 2, 2020 at 6:58 pm:
sending biryhday wishes galloping your way Ron. Hope it was a great one. Hugs
Susan Walker Susan Walker wrote on August 2, 2020 at 11:11 am:
Happy birthday Ron! I have a signed print of yours that describes why Big Red was the greatest horse ever. I will treasure it always - hope you have a wonderful celebration!
Dave Dorcas Dave Dorcas wrote on August 1, 2020 at 2:18 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday Ron, good health to you.

Lived in Toronto in my youth and was thrilled to be at Woodbine to see Big Red run, wish I kept the ticket.
I do have the famous stretch run photo signed by yourself & Penny hanging in the man den. Great memories.
Steve Jordan Steve Jordan wrote on July 30, 2020 at 9:08 pm:
Happy belated, old friend. We both just keep getting younger!
Ana Keveney Ana Keveney wrote on July 30, 2020 at 10:19 am:
Happy belated birthday, Ron.

I was 12 and living in NYC when that magnificent horse flew you across the finish line at Belmont. My dad turned to my brother and me and said, "We will never see anything like this again."

I salute you and the day that you had Kennedy Airport worried about an equine collision.

With great affection and respect,

Ana Keveney
Dean Dean wrote on July 29, 2020 at 11:44 pm:
From one Canadian to another happy birthday


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