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???
Whirlaway held the Derby record for about 21 years even faster than Citation but Arcaro said he thought Citation was the better horse.
I have been trying and trying to find out if Applauding and Ismene, great two year old fillies are retired or back in training? I haven't heard or read anything. Does anyone out there know what is going on with them? Thanks.
We are talking about horses that ran at Saratoga, correct? Then Man O' War's record is WAY better than Secretariat, I mean, it's a no brainer. See my comments!! I'm sure other great horses actually won their races at 3 at Saratoga. Didn't Secretariat lose the Whitney? And, I'm glad Ruffian and Go For Wand are getting mentioned. When I mentioned Kelso compared to Secretariat, someone mentioned the age difference, so I was going by horses that were 3. Then there was Ruffian.
And I can say the same thing about Man O' War. Although Man O' War was hardly ever ridden out.
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