Saturday, September 28, 2013

How many of you remember...



I just finished the book Secretariat by William Nack.  I had seen the movie but sometimes I like to read the book.  Now that I have read the book I want to see the movie again.  I do remember watching him run the Kentucky Derby when I was in high school.  This one is the Belmont Stakes...you just got to watch him run!  And be sure and notice that he is running on his own...no whip is being used.

I had finished the book a few days ago, and meant to look then to see if YouTube had his race videos, but did not remember to do that till tonight.  Roger and I have sat and watched them, as well as others about him streaming on TV.    Oh, what a horse he was.  I would like to encourage you to watch some of the videos about him...there is one by ESPN that is excellent. 

I get pretty excited watching some football games, but they don't hold a candle to horse races.  I am always telling Roger I missed my calling.  I would have been happy just taking care of Secretariat. 



11 comments:

Sandra said...

i do love it when i get a book i really like, and i have done the same thing, gone to YouTube to find what was in the book....

Montanagirl said...

I remember watching that race on TV. He was a fabulous animal and runner.

Quiltedtime said...

I have owned horses my entire life so an always game to look at some pretty race horses. I always say a special prayer for them as well.

don said...

I'm glad our current sources of video have these of long ago and available to see now. You have a fine interest.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh yeah, I loved Secretariat! What a beautiful horse. I remember him so well. MB

Ginny said...

Most of my friends watched the movie, everyone loves it!

CDH said...

I love to watch a horse run. Especially in the pasture. Not so much when I'm trying to catch them! :)

Linda Gross said...

I have seen the movie but have not read the book. I enjoyed the movie.

Carletta said...

He is actually one of the first I remember. I remember watching the races for years but couldn't name any horses till Secretariat. Don't remember names recently either. :)
Nice football game today with WV and Oklahoma!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Yes, he was amazing!

Dee said...

Amazing horse...the movie and the book are ones to read and re read and watch over and over again. I get so excited watching him run in the movie...wow.

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