Who do you think is the greatest tactician we've seen thus far?
@travel vic; secretariat sometimes stalked, but he'd throw in some sprinting when he felt it was the right thing to do. Some suggested he sprinted for 1.5 miles in Belmont. I love Dr Fager; maybe Dr F could have beaten Sec at a mile - but I don't know....? Hard to say.
Funny! ;) It's gotta be tough on any horse who approaches winning the Trip Crown...the Spectre of Sec looms LARGE!
Gosh, yes. Secretariat is the KING! COMPLETELY Untouchable in his '73 Trp Crown! What a RACEhorse - love Secretariat!
I dunno about this, vic......ummm......who was the best fet? I mean, there were only - ? 5-6 horses that were at Belmont in '73? So was it Sham? I mean, seriously - who was the best fet? I'm really confused by this......cuz NOW all Sec-haters do is whine about 'lack of decent competion', non-existent field at Belmont, etc, etc.....Sec raced against himself basically. He just kept running; he decided to run really fast. Freakishly fast. There was no other horse in his vicinity & he still kept sprinting - It's WILD! IHA is a nice horse - but I now understand the surreality of Sec's Belmont - after watching IHA. IHA goes fast enough to win; Sec raced like a ROCKET! I think Sec just decided what he wanted to do; when he was feeling great, he was completely in a league of his own; untouchable - just astonishing. I think IHA may win the Trip Crwn. But no horse will do it like Secretariat.
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