Greatest Athlete To Wear #2 {Secretariat}

Solid number at 2.

Hockey gives us – Viachaslav Fetisov, Doug Harvey, Brian Leetch, Al MacInnis

Basketball – Moses Malone, Alex English

Football – Aaron Brooks and Tim Couch – ouch!

Baseball – Charlie Gehringer, Derek Jeter, Brett Butler, Mickey Cochrane, Nelson Fox

This is a controversial pick here, but only one really matters – Secretariat.

Secretariat – was probably the best known racehorse in the world – ridden mainly by Ron Turcotte, ‘Big Red’ easily won the 1973 Triple Crown.

He won the Triple Crown by running the fastest Belmont Race – no other horse has run 2:24 over a mile and a half on dirt.

Only ‘athlete’ to appear on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated at the same time.

Kentucky Derby Race



the commentary around the 3:04 mark of this video is telling – yes that record still stands 40 years later – and it may never be broken.

i cannot tell from the video, but i remember reading that Turcotte said he never put the crop to Secretariat in this race at all – and he was merely a passenger, this was all Big Red.


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