I finally broke down recently and purchased a winning (uncashed) tote from the 1973 Belmont Stakes. I had considered the purchase for a number of years. Uncashed winning tickets on Secretariat at Belmont aren’t incredibly rare, as many attendees of the race kept them as souvenirs of the greatness they saw that day.
I contend that what happened on that day of June 9th was the finest race ever run (by anyone, ever). I actually wept the first time I saw the race footage, and wondered what was wrong with me, but I quickly came to learn that this wasn’t, and isn’t, an unheard of reaction. I’m not ashamed to say that I still shed tears almost every time I view it.
And if you think ol’ Secretariat didn’t know what he was doing that fine day, well, I contest that you’ve never looked a horse directly in the eye.
He certainly was a ‘tremendous machine’……
I think this footage from ESPN is also worth reposting.
I don’t care what anyone says, it’s my favorite song right now. Bar none!
‘You’re just a little white whale on the go….”
“I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’.”
- Bob Newhart
Sign me up for more of these 16-second commercials. The wackier the better I say. If I wasn’t so set in my Degree wearing ways, I might just buy some Old Spice (or if not outright buy, at least find my Grandpa’s used stick to apply in honor of their marketers).