RUN FOR THE CROWN: SECRETARIAT
His Derby would leave a lasting impression for years to come as his record time of 1:59 2/5 still stands.
Next at the Preakness, SECRETARIAT would silence his cynics who questioned his ability to adapt to the shorter track, tighter turns, and smaller field when he displayed that sudden devastating move around the first turn which propelled him to the lead and destroyed the field in record time. But like many other grand performances, SECRETARIAT's brilliant run at Pimlico was not without controversy as his official finish time came up for substantial debate - see the actual physical evidence which supports his record time of 1:53 2/5 in which he never received his due credit.
And finally the race for the ages - SECRETARIAT would go on to run a race with destiny on Belmont Day; a nearly surreal experience as he almost took to the air like Pegasus on another metaphysical plane - the rest of the field seemed almost motionless in the passage of time as SECRETARIAT roared to the wire 31 lengths in front of them in track record time of 2:24 which stills stands - a testament to his greatness.
Watch SECRETARIAT's entire Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes races in their ENTIRETY from gate-to-wire in this highly acclaimed but obscure narrated documentary. Interviews include those of PENNY CHENERY, RON TURCOTTE, LUCIEN LAURIN, LAFFIT PINCAY, ANGEL CORDERO, and some of the most prestigious turf writers of the last 25 years.
SECRETARIAT's consistent quarter mile times of 24 seconds is still considered the best example of sustained horse power ever - it was a performance that will forever be a yardstick for greatness in Thoroughbred racing. SECRETARIAT - the mighty stallion who re-defined his sport!
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