Thursday, June 10, 2010

Secretariat at Belmont 37 Years Ago

Ron Turcotte looks back, but he had nothing to worry about. Photo from

June 9, 1973. Secretariat wins the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths in a performance that has never been duplicated. Where were you? I was at a beach club in Sea Bright, NJ--northern Jersey coast, near Sandy Hook. We watched the race in black and white on one of the club's TVs in the hallway. Watching this amazing horse run away with the race--other horses not even in the picture at the end--is a memory I carry to this day.

1 comment:

  1. I was glued to the television wishing I'd run away from home to follow the Great Beast after seeing him in person at the Derby. I was 10.