There is only one man on earth who knows what it felt like to sit on
Secretariat’s back on June 9, 1973. Ron Turcotte was that man who led
Big Red around the Belmont Park dirt on the way to horse racing’s first
Triple Crown since 1948.
The 31-length win stamped Secretariat as the greatest horse of our
time — maybe all time. At the time, I’m sure, people from the ’70s
thought that one day there would be a movie made about Big Red.