If the number of times I have watched the
film Secretariat is any indication,
I LOVE the film
but I especially love the horse.
This horse and his success transformed
our hearts and our country’s landscape.
Aside from all of the political positives
(hope during a time of Watergate, Viet Nam, and general disillusionment),
Secretariat was a warrior.
Much like other pivotal moments in our personal histories,
we ALL remember where we were when watching
the Belmont, which he won by 31 lengths.
Many of us were crying.
Jack Nicklaus was as he watched the race in his living room.
Coeds standing at the rail at the Belmont, who had never been to a horse race before, cried as he flew by.
As the Belmont approaches and another horse has the chance to win the Triple Crown
join me and watch the film for the 10th time.
You won’t regret it.