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39 Years Later, Secretariat Nabs Preakness Record

Racehorse now holds records for all 3 Triple Crown races

(Newser) - Legendary racehorse Secretariat has notched a posthumous victory: The Maryland Racing Commission says he did indeed set a race record at the Preakness in 1973 , making him the record holder for all three Triple Crown events. Owner Penny Chenery, now 90, championed the effort for official recognition of the horse'... More »

Under Review: Secretariat’s Preakness Time

Electronic timer at Pimlico might have shorted the champ a record run

(Newser) - About 40 years after Secretariat ran away with the Triple Crown, the long-dead stallion is getting a chance to break—or at least tie—another record, reports Bloomberg . The Maryland Racing Commission is reviewing his 1973 Preakness victory at the request of owner Penny Chenery to see if video technology... More »

Secretariat: Tea Party Myth or Feel-Good Flick?

Most critics enjoy the film, but one calls it 'creepy'

(Newser) - Secretariat, Disney’s latest feel-good offering, opened to decent reviews—but there’s at least one critic who thinks the heartwarming story of the 1973 Triple Crown winner is actually a Tea Party myth in disguise. Read on for more:
  • Andrew O’Hehir admits Secretariat is a “gorgeous film”
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