One of the best people that we always include in our history is the enormous sports hero that we know in such a specific field. Equestrian is one of the popular sports known that uses a horse. With such extraordinary strength and speed, both the rider and the horse will win if it was trained properly and can beat the competition. Secretariat is one of the famous horse that can’t ever be compared to others. He is the Meadow stable’s chestnut cold during 1970.
One thing people can’t forget about him is that he is also awarded as the horse of the year in 1972 and 1973. It is best known as the winner of the triple crown in the year 1973. He became as one of the horse for 25 years in Triple Crown. Meaning to say, no can stop him and beat him during that time. It was bred by the Meadow Stud. in Doswell, Virginia. Thanks to his trainer Lucien Laurin and of course, ridden by Ron Turcotte who poses next to a statue of Secretariat at Belmont Park, USA. Ron is now 77 years old and once said to CNN’s winning post that riding Secretariat is like a flying fighter jet unlike to those ordinary airplanes. The most exceptional horse ever in the sport of equestrian brought a lot of inspiration and entertainment to everyone.
His stylish performance brought a lot of fans around the world to adore and love him. For almost the years passed, fans follow his race wherever and whenever it takes. His rider Turcotte got also pressured for every match they get into because he knew that he has the best horse and afraid if Secretariat can’t run. The love between the rider and the horse are incomparable. It makes a strong bond between them leading them to always win in the competition.
Of course, Turcotte is so lucky to be one of the riders of that particular horse throughout his career. The horse has grown so much physically and mentally stable. His unbreakable record in the Kentucky Derby (1:59.40) still stands today while his enduring legacy was cemented in 2010 when Walt Disney produced a film based on his impossible real life. Another award-winning masterpiece taken by Edward Whitaker earned a lot of horse racing’s photography of the year having a majestic photo of the rare super blue moon in Lambourn, Berkshire last January 2018. There are a lot of contributions made by Secretariat in the sport of, and no one can’t even beat his record. It will surely remain in the hearts and minds of fans around the globe.
Here’s a glimpse of Secretariat running at the Belmont Stakes in 1973: