Oct 06 2010
Secretariat – A Horseback Riding Vacation in Movie Theaters
Walt Disney is going to take you on one of the most thrilling horseback riding vacations of a lifetime and you won’t have to get your boots dirty! In fact, this is going to be one of the most affordable horseback riding vacations you have taken in a long time. If you are a horse lover or you have children who are equestrians, go see Secretariat, the movie.
I’m not a huge fan of horse racing. In fact, I think horse racing is quite hard on horses, young and old alike. However, I am a horse lover, and like you, I enjoy watching movies about horses.
Triple Crown Champion – Secretariat
The movie Secretariat, a true story staring Diane Lane and John Malkovich, is about an amazing horse who is the first U.S. triple crown champion. Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes horse races. Secretariat set horse racing records that still stand today in the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes.
Secretariat – The Movie
Secretariat, the movie, tells the story of Penny Chenery and her United States’ Hall of Fame racehorse, Secretariat. In 1973, Secretariat became the first horse in twenty-five years to win the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. The story centers around Penny Chenery, who took over the financially troubled Meadow Stable from her ailing father, as she guides Secretariat through his Triple Crown season. Other key characters are trainer Lucien Laurin and jockey Ron Turcotte.
Secretariat on the cover of TIME
Newsweek sports columnist Pete Axthelm, who rarely met a race track he didn’t like, described Secretariat best.
“Secretariat generates a crackling tension and excitement wherever he goes,” Axthelm wrote. “Even in the kind of gray weather that shrouds lesser animals in anonymity, Secretariat’s muscular build identifies him immediately; his glowing reddish coat is a banner of health and rippling power. Magnificent enough at rest … when he accelerates … he produces a breathtaking explosion that leaves novices and hardened horsemen alike convinced that, for one of those moments that seldom occur in any sport, they have witnessed genuine greatness.”
What Are Your Thoughts on Horse Racing and Secretariat?
What do you think of horse racing? Are you a horse racing fan? What did you think of the movie Secretariat?