Secretariat: “Moving Like a Tremendous Machine”

4 06 2008

The most incredible performance in the history of horseracing, and easily one of sports most memorable moments, took hoof 35 years ago. In the realm of horseracing, to win by 10 lengths is incredible, by 20 astonishing, by 31, eternally cosmic.

When Secretariat captured the Triple Crown by winning the 1973 Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths, he was clearly “moving like a tremendous machine”.

Somewhere, somehow, you’ve heard of Secretariat, but to actually see this magnificent horse triumph is truly captivating. This footage is rather primitive, but a performance this spectacular is timeless.

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