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I love this horse, wish I had been old enough to know him :-) ....Big Red smashed records & made headlines!

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A scene from morning training at Saratoga, from premiere photographer Barbara Livingston's Saratoga 2012 album - one more look back | Daily Racing Form

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Secretariat is the greatest thoroughbred racing horse of all time. The triple crown winner in 1973, his records still stand in the Kentucky Derby (Mile & Quarter, 1:59.2) and Belmont Stakes, (Mile and one half, 2:24) a win of 31 lenghts. The Racing Form credits him with the Preakness record as well, but an official timing snafu cost him the record. This dynamo had the greatest 3 year run in the history of horse racing. The supreme runner in the Thoroughbred Pantheon non pareil.

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Strike the Gold, 1991 Kentucky Derby winner (In Memoriam - 2011 | Daily Racing Form/Barbara Livingston)

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