|June 9, 1973. Secretariat roars down the track with jockey Ron Turcotte and into history by winning the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths. |
"Secretariat is moving like a tremendous machine!" track announcer Chick Anderson yelled. "He's going to be the Triple Crown winner. Unbelievable! An amazing performance!!!" When he finished the last quarter in a mind-blowing 25 seconds, there wasn't another horse in the same zip code. The magnificent chestnut finished an amazing 31 lengths in front.