For anyone under the age of 37, Secretariat is just a name in the record books, but the 1973 US Triple Crown winner was a truly remarkable racehorse.
Due to its demanding schedule and intense competition – three races in three states in four weeks, from a mile and a quarter (2000m) to a mile and a half (2400m) – no horse has won the three peat since 1978 and none so impressively as Secretariat.
In taking out the Belmont, the official margin was some 31 lengths!
Well, now they’ve made a movie about him – and the mountain his owner had to climb – and it will be released in Australia on 3 February next year.
Here’s a teaser …
And you also might want to check out another tribute to the champ.