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Thread: ***GDG--40 Years Ago Today--PERFECTION!!--GDG**

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    I watched it, still do every year they replay it during Derby week, and whoever posted about the great horse Sham, in any other year he would have been a Triple Crown winner himself...I liked the movie the did about Secretariat with Diane Lane cast as Penny Chenery, almost as good as the Seabisquit movie
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    I was pretty young and don't know if we watched it or not, if I were older I definitely would have remembered as I am and always have been a horse nut! Secretariat was an amazing horse!

    I truly wish that Barbaro could have lived to run the big three races, he was an awesome, beautiful horse as well.
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    I was 17 at the time and remember it like it was yesterday. I, like everyone else, thought there was no way he could keep up that pace. I still love to watch the replay and the movie.

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    This thread brought back a lot of memories. You couldn't count the times when I was galloping or breezing horses that I won the Belmont on Secretariat when I was a kid.
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    I'm sure patriotism play's a part ?..a truly memorable event for those that associate,much like discussing the best boxer of all time or times of those that are either patriotic or in the know?
    Australians I her argue that black caviar was the best ever!! Better than Frankel ?,but then I say 'Maybe we have not seen the best ever-Yet'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmaise View Post
    I'm sure patriotism play's a part ?..a truly memorable event for those that associate,much like discussing the best boxer of all time or times of those that are either patriotic or in the know?
    Australians I her argue that black caviar was the best ever!! Better than Frankel ?,but then I say 'Maybe we have not seen the best ever-Yet'?
    Black Caviar was a great sprinter, Frankel an incredible grass horse named after an incredible trainer, and Secretariat was a great 3 yr old that could do it on all surfaces and distances. Secretariats 6 furlong split was 1:09 and he still had six furlongs to run in the Belmont. Incredible. Oh and don't leave out Black Ruby she was a hell of a race mule.

    I'm not a fan of comparing equine or human athletes that perform in different events. Its like comparing Edwin Moses to Usain Bolt. It simply cannot be done. Lets celebrate all of their accomplishments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    Black Caviar was a great sprinter, Frankel an incredible grass horse named after an incredible trainer, and Secretariat was a great 3 yr old that could do it on all surfaces and distances. Secretariats 6 furlong split was 1:09 and he still had six furlongs to run in the Belmont. Incredible. Oh and don't leave out Black Ruby she was a hell of a race mule.

    Its like comparing Edwin Moses to Usain Bolt. It simply cannot be done. Lets celebrate all of their accomplishments.
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    I saw all the races that year. Very few have been as exciting since....
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    What a horse. I love 'em and think I'll get a Shire Horse to play with.

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    Hey' duk4me,
    Horses for courses.. Then lets include Sea The Stars!!! Never lost a race over 6, 7 furlongs.. A mile mile 1/4. Mile & 1/2 mile & 3/4... So if its various distances & surfaces that makes the best ever!!! Than it must be him!!! I not a great historian but I ask the yanks if they have ever had 1 like this???
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