Secretariat - America's superstar racehorse
How one of the greatest racehorses of all time won the US Triple Crown in 1973.
In 1973, Secretariat became the first horse to win the Triple Crown of American thorough-bred racing for 25 years, recording some of the fastest times ever recorded. Nicknamed “Big Red”, the colt was one of the most popular horses of all time – learning to pose for photographers and going on to sire 663 foals after he was put out to stud. Secretariat even inspired a Hollywood film in 2010. Ned Carter-Miles talks to Secretariat’s jockey, Ron Turcotte.
PHOTO: Secretariat in action (Getty Images)