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Re: Secretariat

Postby bambam » Thu May 02, 2013 6:39 pm

runforlife wrote:
eldrick wrote:his belmont record does a little more than just "still stand"

it is still the WR for 1 1/2 miles on dirt !!!


Think what he could have done on an all weather track!!


But could he have beaten Bob Hayes???
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Re: Secretariat

Postby nunusguy » Sat May 04, 2013 9:45 am

SQUACKEE wrote:no body beats secretariat, not even spiderman on board seabiscuit.
when there is another horse of this talent we will know it.

But Secretariat was indeed beaten, atleast once I believe ?
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Re: Secretariat

Postby kuha » Sat May 04, 2013 9:55 am

The 73 Belmont remains, by far, my favorite and most riveting non-track sporting event ever. Stunning and transcendent.
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Re: Secretariat

Postby bambam » Sat May 04, 2013 10:08 am

nunusguy wrote:
SQUACKEE wrote:no body beats secretariat, not even spiderman on board seabiscuit.
when there is another horse of this talent we will know it.

But Secretariat was indeed beaten, atleast once I believe ?


Actually, I think he had 4 losses in his career. He lost the Wood Memorial, shortly before the Derby, a big Derby-prep race, but it turned out he had an infected tooth and was off his game a bit and hadn't eaten well that week.
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Re: Secretariat

Postby user4 » Sat May 04, 2013 10:43 am

wynton wrote:Thanks for the mention of horse racing. Growing up near Louisville, I've had a soft spot for these athletes all my life. I've seen Secretariat's Belmont performance countless times, and it always gives me chills. What an athlete! I would also echo the sentiments for Sham. While watching these old replays, I've often remarked, "Poor Sham"--he's Joe Frazier to Secretariat's Ali.


Except that Frazier beat Ali fair n square and did it at a lighter weight and 5 inches shorter than Ali, ...As great as Sham was did he ever beat an uninjured Secretariat ?
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Re: Secretariat

Postby JumboElliott » Tue May 07, 2013 3:34 am

I believe that Secretariat and Sham had the same damsire.
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Re: Secretariat

Postby DrJay » Tue May 07, 2013 6:56 pm

JumboElliott wrote:I believe that Secretariat and Sham had the same damsire.


Good call. It was Princequillo.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/secretariat

http://www.pedigreequery.com/sham

OK, how'd they come up with "Miss Disco" for Bold Ruler's dam's name back in 1944? I mean, Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb weren't even born until 1946 and 1949.
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