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    Default ***GDG--40 Years Ago Today--PERFECTION!!--GDG**



    How many saw it?
    How many cheered and had a tear in your living room??

    If it doesn't bring a tear to your eye now, somethin' is wrong!!!!!


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    Just amazing.
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    Before my time but it makes you wonder when it will happen again (if? I think so) given the size of the fields in the Triple Crown races now.

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    sorry Stan.
    I was 8
    family had 1 black and white in the living room and 3 channels came in.
    Well 2 if I was not holding the rabbit ears.
    when we wanted to see horses run we looked out the north door when Granpa would fire up the D-8
    but gosh that 1 horse ran so much faster than the rest. Hardly seemed fair! He musta been on drugs
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    I saw it. As was said before of another "great", (Man 'O War) Secretariat was racing his shadow. I do not believe there will be another. Racing is a dying sport with the only players out for the quick score. The planning for breedings like this takes generations of devotion.

    What is sad, is that in any other year Sham would have been a legend. In the 1973 Belmont, a big heart was broken.
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    It was truly an amazing performance!

    Though someone evidently hates horses.............
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    I can recite that race call by heart, and it still gives me goosebumps to watch it all these years later. It was a thrill then and still is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    ......Though someone evidently hates horses.............
    well, not hate.........
    every dairy farmers little girl has a horse.
    every one of my friends, and I, worked on dairy farms.
    Having shoveled at them from the front and away from them in the back.
    Hosed them brushed them kicked and bitten by them.
    we have agreed not to like each other.
    if God ment us to ride horses he would not have made the Honda CR125M!
    That is what teenage farmboys in my hood rode in the late '70's
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    It was truly an amazing performance!

    Though someone evidently hates horses.............
    I love the races - every so often a horse comes along that is a class in itself against it's field - not so often a horse like Secretariat comes along - being able to reappreciate those moments is wonderful, called memories .

    I used to try for the races about 3 times a year - with large entries & a little knowledge one could at the least, break even - entries are down by 35-40% locally - have been to Santa Anita - even the platers are fairly good there -

    Thanks for posting the video .

    My grandpa farmed with horses - they are a wonderful animal -
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    I visited his grave at Clairborne Farm in Kentucky. Also the birthplace of this years Derby winner Orb.
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