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Secretariat Belmont Stakes 1973 & extended coverage

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Ben Framed:
This has to be, the greatest race I have ever seen! What a race! What a Champion! What a beautifully wonderful horse! What a Blessing to Mankind! Gives me chills every time I watch it!

The15thMember:
I couldn't agree more!  I think that "He is moving like a tremendous machine!" is the greatest line in all of sports broadcasting history.  In our house we have a picture of the finish of that race.  It's the definitely the coolest piece of art we own.  Truly amazing!
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Ben Framed:
I love it Member! So nice to see that piece of ART! Thanks for sharing! We have a bit of the history displayed also! A commutative plate with gold trim featuring "Big Red" and "Ronny".....

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The15thMember:

--- Quote from: Ben Framed on June 11, 2020, 12:31:35 pm ---I love it Member! So nice to see that piece of ART! Thanks for sharing! We have a bit of the history displayed also! A commutative plate with gold trim featuring "Big Red" and "Ronny".....

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That's beautiful.  He was such a gorgeous horse. 

Ben Framed:
Belmont Stakes


Named after 19th century renowned banker and horse enthusiast August Belmont, the Belmont Stakes first ran in 1867.

The Belmont Stakes holds position as the third jewel in the Triple Crown series. A blanket of about 700 white carnation flowers is draped over the winning horse in the winner?s circle in addition to presenting the August Belmont Memorial Cup. The race trophy and was originally crafted by Tiffany & Co.

31 lengths, this is the exceptional gap between first and second during the 1973 Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park which witnessed Secretariat?s legendary performance. The record time of running the 1 and one half mile race in 2:24 still stands.

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