Secretariat Racing
Original Author: Bob Coglianese
Created: June 9, 1973
Medium: Photograph

Secretariat Racing

Secretariat was an American thoroughbred considered one of the greatest of all American racehorses. Best known for winning in 1973 horse racing's Triple Crown—the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes—Secretariat was the first horse to accomplish that feat in twenty-five years and one of only eleven horses ever to do so. Twenty years after his death, Secretariat still holds the Kentucky Derby track record. In this iconic photo, Secretariat, with jockey Ron Turcotte, nears the finish of the Belmont Stakes; he would go on to win the race by an astonishing thirty-one lengths.

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