Majestic Prince and Arts and Letters battle it out down the stretch.
Experience the power, beauty, and majesty of the phenomenal 3 yr old American thoroughbred, the legendary Secretariat, as he delivers his definitive performance! (more) You will not likely experience another similar inspirational performance of overwhelming ability and domination in your lifetime! Secretariat’s epic performance at Belmont Park June 9, 1973 with Chic Anderson’s historic call. Led out lightning quick by his season rival Sham over the first few furlongs, a majestic Secretariat seemingly “spreads his wings and takes flight” on the back stretch, sets the still-standing world record of 02:24:00 for 12 furlongs on a dirt surface, emphatically captures the [More]
History and the long, demanding stretch at Belmont Park had caught up with Spectacular Bid. With a short distance remaining in the Belmont Stakes last Saturday, he was leading, seemingly drawing away from his seven rivals. He was four lengths in front of 12-to-1 shot General Assembly and looking just as strong as he had while rattling off victories in 12 consecutive stakes races. Just 660 yards to go to the third Triple Crown in three years. But then Spectacular Bid began to behave like a very fat man trying to run up a very steep hill. In the stretch [More]