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Right now, forty years ago, racing fans the world over were likely still picking their jaws up off of the floor. Three hours prior, Secretariat had put in a performance for the ages. His monumental effort in the Belmont Stakes was unlike anything seen before or since. With regular rider Ron Turcotte aboard, the Meadow Stable star scorched the Belmont Park dirt, setting a world record of 2:24 while leaving his competition thirty one lengths behind. Forty years later, we still haven’t managed to pick our jaws up.

Right now, forty years ago, racing fans the world over were likely still picking their jaws up off of the floor. Three hours prior, Secretariat had put in a performance for the ages. His monumental effort in the Belmont Stakes was unlike anything seen before or since. With regular rider Ron Turcotte aboard, the Meadow Stable star scorched the Belmont Park dirt, setting a world record of 2:24 while leaving his competition thirty one lengths behind.

Forty years later, we still haven’t managed to pick our jaws up.

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