Secretatriat won the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths 44 years ago on June 9

BY Barry Werner • June 9, 2017

The Triple Crown was on the line June 9, 1973 at Belmont Park.

Secretariat had won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in convincing fashion. The Test of the Champion stood between "Big Red" and history.

The 3-year-old colt went out and put on the most stirring performance in horse racing history.

Watch as Secretariat demolishes the competition by 31 lengths in an astounding 2:24.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfCMtaNiMDM

 


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