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On this weekend 40 years ago

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The incomparable Secretariat lifts stunned spectators out of their seats.

“He's moving like a tremendous machine.” 

It’s all anticlimax after 1973

So the Belmont Stakes is Saturday. It will be nice for the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners to have a rubber match. Assuming that is, that they'll both be in the race.

I guess I could show a little more interest and actually find out. But for some of us of a certain age, the one and only Belmont Stakes that really matters took place almost 40 years ago. It will never be topped.

“He is moving like a tremendous machine.”

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