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Secretariat - The Movie
posted by Erasmouse (28 comments total)
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opens next week in the US. A feminist
or a Christian
angle might wring some suspense out of one of the least underdoggy sports stories ever filmed, but at least it's an excuse watch Secretariat's three perfect Triple Crown races again.
The Kentucky Derby
, relentless come-from-behind classic. For a sense of the speed-- the unfortunate Sham, coming in two lengths behind, is also breaking the track record.
The unique backstretch run in the Preakness Stakes
, may well be the fastest a horse has ever moved. If you watch one race, it should be the transcendent Belmont Stakes
. With Inspirational Soundtrack!
A fine stride-by-stride 15 minute documentary covering all three races was done a few years ago by CBS-- Pt 1
, Pt 2
), with interviews with many of the principals including Penny Chenery and Ron Turcotte.
His phenomenal abilities may be explained by his freakish greyhound-like stride angle
, and his giant mutant heart
12-year-old Big Red, bombing around a field for the heck of it.