Steeds of Renown … Secretariat

8 Jun


“Secretariat’ was such a magnificent animal,
unbelievably beautiful and powerful.
It’s always nice to see something that close to perfection,
a reason to celebrate.”

– John Malkovich / played Trainer Lucien Laurin in the film Secretariat

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steeds of renown

Secretariat  (Movie Traiiler) 2010

 Secretariat’s autopsy found that is heart weighed close to 22 pounds.
The average Thoroughbred heart weighs 9 lbs.

That’s a lot of heart. 

4 Responses to “Steeds of Renown … Secretariat”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong June 8, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    I remember Secretariat. The real one, though the movie was good too. He was something else. Something you couldn’t invent because truth is sometimes better than fiction.

  2. jcalberta June 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    Not really a horse racing fan, but this was truly remarkable.

  3. cindybruchman June 9, 2014 at 6:55 am #

    Beautiful horse, Secretariat. What a shame Chrome didn’t win the other day, what a dramatic story.

    • jcalberta June 9, 2014 at 8:16 am #

      I don’t know the back story on Chrome (have to check that out). I always root for another Triple Crown though.
      Obviously a very difficult thing to do.

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