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Dan Rodricks: 50 years ago, Secretariat won the Preakness with a bold move

May 18, 2023

It was 50 years ago, on May 19, 1973, when Secretariat, one of the greatest racehorses of all time, won the Preakness on his way to the Triple Crown. Bill Nack, one of the greatest racing writers of all time, chronicled Big Red’s journey into thoroughbred legend. The horse lived 19 years; lame from a painful degenerative disease, he was euthanized on Oct. 4, 1989, at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky. Nack, who wept that day for Secretariat, died in 2018 at age 77 at his home in Washington.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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