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Fri May 15, 2020, 05:27 PM

While opening a video of Secretariat in the 1973 Belmont I ran across this

So, OK, Secretariat gives me chills and makes me weep every time I watch him, but so did this:

https://www.facebook.com/saltycrystal/videos/10156827207051736

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Reply While opening a video of Secretariat in the 1973 Belmont I ran across this (Original post)
Goodheart May 2020 OP
dawg day May 2020 #1
Goodheart May 2020 #3
panader0 May 2020 #2
Goodheart May 2020 #4
DonaldsRump May 2020 #5
Green Line May 2020 #7
DonaldsRump May 2020 #8
Goodheart May 2020 #10
Green Line May 2020 #6
elevator May 2020 #9
Green Line May 2020 #11
Stallion May 2020 #12
DonaldsRump May 2020 #15
LAS14 May 2020 #13
Goodheart May 2020 #14
bobbieinok May 2020 #16
Goodheart May 2020 #17

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 05:34 PM

1. That was kind of ironic and sad.

Here's my favorite Secretariat video-- "against" the 2015 American Pharoah-- Secretariat wins by many lengths.

I'm trying to remember what was the horse that kept up with Secretariat for half the race.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Fri May 15, 2020, 05:39 PM

3. That was Sham, who in any other year would have won a Triple Crown of his own

But he opposed a TREMENDOUS MACHINE.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 05:35 PM

2. That was very good.

I'll show my age and say it reminded me of this George Jones song:

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Response to panader0 (Reply #2)

Fri May 15, 2020, 05:39 PM

4. Haven't heard this in years! Thanks.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 05:55 PM

5. As much as I love to watch thrilling sports moments

Secretariat at the 1973 Belmont Stakes is perhaps the finest moment. It does bring tears to your eyes!

At the very least, it was tied with Ali/Liston 64, the last round of the Rumble in the Jungle, Mookie Wilson in the '86 series, and 1980 USA Hockey at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. I am sure that there other events too.

But, there will never be another Secretariat. Some of his records still stand today, more than 45 years later. There can be no finer athlete.

Rest in peace, dear Sire!

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #5)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:03 PM

7. All of his Triple Crown records still stand

His mile and a half record still stands as the North American record and will most likely never be broken.

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Response to Green Line (Reply #7)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:07 PM

8. I can barely see this as I'm typing...for obvious reasons

Yes, I just realized that all 3 Triple Crown records are still alive. That is simply unbelievable, much like Secretariat.

This is why it's difficult for me to see at the moment:

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #8)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:14 PM

10. In every other race it's always "they're into the stretch!"

In this one it was "he's into the stretch."

An unbelievable, an amazing performance.

He's all alone!

And still is.


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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 05:59 PM

6. That was well done

I’ve watched the 73 Belmont at least 200 times, Chic Anderson’s iconic “he’s moving like a tremendous machine” thrills me every time.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:09 PM

9. Documentary

I watched a documentary a while back about Secretariat. You can't be a true sports fan and not put him in with the greatest athletes of all-time. I'm not ashamed I had a lump in my throat when he was put down.
And believe me, this is by no means a slight on his incredible records. But, when the autopsy was performed it was revealed that his heart was abnormally large...and not in a bad way. It just was an engine no other horse could compete with.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:30 PM

11. Amazingly there are still a few of his kids alive

I follow one of them on FB, her page is Trusted Company daughter of Secretariat, she’s 31

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:32 PM

12. Hilarious-Secretariat Seems to Have Overshadowed Linked Video Though

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Response to Stallion (Reply #12)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:48 PM

15. Not surprising

Linked video is funny, but Covid-19/TrumpVirus sux eggs. It's the worst of the earth.

By contrast, Secretariat is the best of the world. It's what our lives could be, whether human, animal, environment etc.

I'm not at all a fan of horse racing, but this young lad was simply out of this world.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:35 PM

13. Could someone describe what happens in the video? You have to log on...

... to Facebook to see it. I dropped it back when we learned they would not police lies in political ads.

tia
las

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #13)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:39 PM

14. It's another horse race

Coronavirus broke out the gate in the lead.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:07 PM

16. Is soundtrack original with race? Horses' names are incredible, if so

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #16)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:09 PM

17. Yes, I think so.


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