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even as a kid in 73....

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Posted: 6/5/2014 9:18 PM

even as a kid in 73.... 


you heard about this guy.      "Don’t forget the name: Secretariat. He can run.”

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Posted: 6/5/2014 11:23 PM

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Kid really? I got my first social security check in 73. Or was it 63? I forget.

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Posted: 6/6/2014 6:06 AM

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The suckers will get caught up in the bait and switch.  Like taking candy from a baby.spit.gif

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Posted: 6/6/2014 6:56 AM

I wasn't a kid...... 


.....I remember it well.  What an amazing horse.  I thoroughly enjoyed re-living that again.  If I'd ever known about the pigeon feather thing I'd forgotten it.   Thank you!






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Posted: 6/6/2014 7:48 AM

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California Chrome is a special horse.  The only way he loses is if Espinoza can't rate him.  The horse loves to run, which could be a problem at a mile and a half.

Secretariat is still the best racehorse of my lifetime, and I'm old like Mud.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 11:08 AM

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The Belmont in '73 is etched in my mind forever. One of the greatest feats in racing ever.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 3:50 PM

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What was truely unbelievable was that Secretariat set a track record in all three of the triple crown races and his thirty one length victory in the Belmont was the largest margin in Belmont's history.  He was still pulling away from the pack at the wire and every quarter of a mile was faster than the previous quarter.  I personally consider it to be the greatest athletic event in history.  And I am not alone, a few years ago he was picked in the top ten Athletics of all time in a nationwide vote by sportswritiers.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 4:25 PM

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I agree. It was an astounding feat. I love to watch the video on You Tube and the recreation in the movie. The "big red machine" quote is one of the most memorable in sports broadcasting history.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 7:55 PM

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Truly a thing of beauty!

zhog68 wrote: What was truely unbelievable was that Secretariat set a track record in all three of the triple crown races and his thirty one length victory in the Belmont was the largest margin in Belmont's history.  He was still pulling away from the pack at the wire and every quarter of a mile was faster than the previous quarter.  I personally consider it to be the greatest athletic event in history.  And I am not alone, a few years ago he was picked in the top ten Athletics of all time in a nationwide vote by sportswritiers.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 8:41 PM

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Correction: The actual quote is "He's moving like a tremendous machine!"
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Posted: 6/7/2014 1:02 PM

euro you may have been thinking of ....... 


these guys known as " the big red machine" around the same time.
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Posted: 6/7/2014 1:32 PM

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If so, it was totally subliminal. Not a baseball fan at all. I only watch when the Razorbacks get into the regionals or CWS. It's maddeningly slow to the point of boredom when nothing is on the line and gut-wrenching when everything is on the line. Every pro game I've been to I've fallen asleep. Never happened at a football or basketball game. Or at the horse races, too busy studying the form, for all the good that does.
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