Archive for the ‘Horse Racing’ Category

Tribute to Big Red

June 7, 2008

On the day that Big Brown goes for the first Triple Crown in 30 years, look back at these three races (over just 6 weeks) in the spring of 1973, that established the standard against which all other champion thoroughbreds have since been measured …

Trio After a Triple Crown

What a spectacle it was!

The most exciting two minutes in sports

May 3, 2008

To properly commemorate the ‘First Saturday of May‘, these are two all-time classic runnings of ‘THE Classic‘, each one from worst to first. Enjoy!

First-off … Gato Del Sol (1982),

giving hope to massive underdogs everywhere …

and, secondly … ‘the Great’ Secretariat (1973)

still the best ‘pure athlete‘ these eyes have ever seen.

Secretariat is all alone …

February 8, 2008

The ‘Dead of Winter’ … and, this entry has absolutely nothing to do with cold, snow, ice, or anything else remotely connected to the season of ‘less-than-zero’ temps, but … 

The Score Network (in Canada) is running a contest, right now, for viewers to select the single ‘Best Performance’ in the history of sport …

and this youtube clip just arrived from an old & dear friend, who (it seems) had nothing better to do today, at work, idlely passing time and, thinking back … back to the day, when …

My, Oh, My … what wonderful memories flooded back with a simple ‘Click’:

35 years later … it remains … to these eyes and ears the single Best Performance in the History of Sport!

“… Secretariat is widening now … he is moving like a ‘tremendous machine’ … Secretariat by 12 … Secretariat by 14 lengths, on the turn … (but) Secretariat is all alone …”

With a ‘tear’ in the eye & ‘chills’ down the spine … the good folks at The Score should only hope to ever be so wise.

PS … Inevitably, what comes to mind, as well, on occasions like this …

“Time it was and what a time it was
A time of innocence
A time of confidences
Long ago it must be
I have a photograph
Preserve your memories
They’re all that’s left you”
-Simon and Garfunkel, “Bookends”