for hannahWTC (that reminds me of the world trade center) and in the grand scheme of things, isn't that more important then which horse we think is the greatest? BUT, so what about a Secretariat movie, they also made a movie about Mine That Bird, big whoop!!!
It's true. Are you a Secretariat fan!!! One of his charts even said he won "cantering" WHAT horse has had a DRF chart "cantering"??? Please advise, I'd appreciate it.
I'd like to reply to this comment and join the discussion! You want to negate track conditions, then you are a Secretariat fan with your head in the sand (as most are). Tracks are always being upgraded and made to be better for safety and performance. Now, as for Secretariat's times, horses have run faster. As a matter of fact, Hawkster, another 3 year old (because I know you guys bring that up) ran 1 1/2 miles on the turf in 2:22, even faster than Secretariat. Now, I hear you, Secretariat's was on dirt, however; Hawkster (who is on no one's top 100 list) ran faster than Secretariat's Man O' War stakes. Horses HAVE run faster than Secretariat so let's start being fair and honest about other great horses. And, Man O' War still ran 1 5/8 faster WAY back in 1920!!!!
Are you sure about the Saturday date? I haven't heard anything. The farm said it would be weeks yet???
Wow, thanks, a breathe of fresh air, someone not worshiping at the house of Secretariat!!!
what is the 4th record? He ran 3 races in 5 weeks, that would be 3 records. It can't be the Wood as he lost and he didn't set any records in the Arlingrton which came after the Belmont, so, 4???? You are talking about Secretariat???
For those nasty sarcastic Secretariat fans, I've logged off so can't read your rude comments, as I'm sure someone out there will respond. Not reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think yhou are one of those overlydramatic Secretariat fans. You REALLY want to change history for a terrific performance? Why don't we rename it the Count Fleet since he was not pushed in the stretch for a record, and he won by 25 lengths in the Belmont????? Are you serious? You are messing with history, and haven't Leonard Lusky and the team shoved Secretariat down our throats enough?????
In the list of horses that lost that are infamous, you forgot to mention Secretariat's monumental defeats to Onion and Prove Out.
I wouldn't be discouraged about Man O' War's record. Let's put it this way, he carried weight, something horses in the later years did not at 2. Others at 2 did in those days, but who is considered the greatest after 90 plust years? If these other horses that carried weight were capable and weight carried wasn't a big deal then why aren't they considered the greatest? I read where people try to diminish Man O' War's record and I agree. And, some of the horses mentioned, in my recollection, were they not handicap horses and not 2 year olds???
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