Why the 'Run for the Roses' is so special
By OddsShark May 4, 2012 – It happened nearly 40 years ago, but no horse has been able to touch Secretariat's blazing Kentucky Derby of 1:59.40. Oddsmakers don't think it will happen in 2012 either, setting a 20-1 longshot line on any horse in the
Frenetic activity was afoot on Saturday at the Writers' Building, the State Secretariat, to put in place unprecedented security arrangements ahead of the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here on Sunday. The heritage building has virtually
It's a far cry from the 1970s, arguably the races' heyday, when the Triple Crown was won three times — by Affirmed, Seattle Slew and the great Secretariat. The enormous chestnut affectionately known as "Big Red" is probably the most famous winner of
The actual footage of Secretariat's Kentucky Derby victory during the first race of the 1973 Triple Crown. Digg Digg.
1973 — Secretariat, ridden by Ron Turcotte, wins the Kentucky Derby with a record time of 1:59.2. Secretariat beats Sham by 2½ lengths and goes on to win the Triple Crown. 1978 — Pete Rose of the Reds becomes the 14th player with 3000 hits,