Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

Secretariat comes down the stretch in the 1973 Belmont Stakes, “He’s moving like a tremendous machine.”

One of the great sports photos of all time. The enormity of what Turcotte and Secretariat accomplished that day is mind-boggling.

This is one of the greatest sports photos of all time. The enormity of what Turcotte and Secretariat accomplished that day is mind-boggling.

I’ve always thought of Secretariat as one of the most bad-ass athletes in all of sports.

  • Derby – Sets record running faster as the race goes on, record still stands
  • Preakness – Wins again by 2.5 lengths, on covers of Time, Newsweek and SI
  • Belmont – Wins by 31 lengths in 2:24 (averaging 37.5 mph), a record that still stands today.

(Relevant Link)

  • FUN FACT: The word “horse” technically means an ungelded male over age 4. It can be used interchangeably with “stallion.” A colt is an ungelded male younger than that, a gelding is gelded male of any age. Filly is a female <4 years old, mare is a female >4 years old. Foal is a baby of either gender.

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