03 May 2010

Secretariat


The true story of Secretariat, the legendary horse whose record-breaking Triple Crown win has never been equaled, and his owner Penny Chenery Tweedy, a suburban Denver housewife who breaks through the gender barrier in her single-minded determination to usher her horse to greatness.




Secretariat will be released to theaters on October 8th, 2010.








Secretariat died at age 19, relatively young for a thoroughbred. He had been suffering from an incurable foot disease called laminitis, which made it painful for him to walk or even stand. When his suffering became too great, the heart-wrenching decision was made to end his life peacefully. Secretariat was given the honor of being buried whole in the Claiborne cemetary. It is traditional for horses to be buried "head, heart, and hooves", but certain special horses deserve special treatment. Visitors still flock to Claiborne Farm, bearing flowers and gifts for their hero.









I cannot wait!

To read more about Secretariat Click Here!
Have a beautiful, spring day!


xo,

22 comments:

Cheryl Ann said...

I can't wait, too! I actually have a great-great grandson of his, Cero Quatro, out of Bernstein. "Quad" is a gray in spite of being descendants of both Affirmed AND Secretariat!! He does have a little chestnut splotch on his back. He never won a race and was retired to a horse rescue and I got him from there. He's too mellow to be a race horse! Very loving, very friendly. Come see him on my blog! We dearly love him!

Sydney said...

Yay! I can't wait to see it!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Misha, I am counting the days too. I didn't know anything about this until yesterday morning while watching the KY Derby prelude. I am always a sucker for a good horse movie, as well as Diane Lane movies (most of them).

hope you and yours are doing okay after the wicked weather down there! Thinking of you....
-Tammy

Shirley said...

I can't wait either! Big Red was the greatest racehorse ever.

Deb said...

That looks like it will be a great movie. I'll be sure to see it once it comes out on video. I can't get Hillbilly to go to the movie to save my life.

The White Farmhouse said...

I know what I will be doing Oct 8th. My oldest loves going to see the horse movies. Ok, so she is a horse nut and will gladly do anything horse related. This summer she will be working at the stables. She is so excited as this will be her first job.

cindy said...

I'm from Kentucky and have to say that Secretariat is by far the most known horse in racing history.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Misha! OH BOY do I want to see that movie...I watched the video you included and it made me cry. I have been a horse lover since I was a child..I wanted one so bad I lived and dreamed horses. I finally got one when I was 17 but I had to move half way across Canada so had to sell him after a year and a half. I didn't have a horse again until I was 32. Nefers Keefer (Keefer) was my baby...a 5 year old spoiled 7/8 Egyptian Arabian 1/8 Saddlebred. He had personality plus that boy! Anyway...I still toy with the idea of getting another horse now that we've got some land..maybe one day if the right horse comes along. THANK YOU for sharing this story with us...it's one I won't miss! Have a WONDERFUL Sunday Misha....Maura:)

jane augenstein said...

Great post, Misha! I can't wait till it come out on DVD then I will buy it. I have Seabiscuit and love it....love all horse related stories.
have a great day!

allhorsestuff said...

Reading of such heart makes me sooo weepy Misha..I am excited too!
Thanks for this post- you are always so faithful to inspire~!!
KK
XOXO

Amy said...

I loved Seabiscuit so I'll probably love this too...never heard of this horse until you told me about him...looks exciting!! Love stories of underdogs...or horses ;-))
Hugs from Norway:-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Misha, Hope you don't get the severe weather and flooding there.. We are on the road to Ocean Isle Beach in NC today--and are sorta worried about the weather back home.. Hope we'll have a home to go back to next Sat.

I remember Secretariat well---and I know the movie will be GREAT...

Stay safe and DRY.
Hugs,
Betsy

Julie Harward said...

I didn't eve3n know there was a movie about it all, I can't wait to see it..I love movies about horses, even as a kid..remember "Misty".."black Velvet"..loved them all...thanks for telling about this! Come say hi :D

Lucy said...

This has to be a MUST-SEE for me. I hadn't even heard it was in the theatres. I remember that race very well and was absolutely amazed that he won it by that distance. He must have had a huge heart inside of him.

Feral Female said...

Looks like a wonderful movie!

Karen said...

...and so glad you FOUND ME!!.. because I was trying to find my blog friends again and couldn't remember some of the blog titles, couldn't remember where I found you first. Blog issues... that for a later date. Glad you found my new one and I could get back to YOU! I kept googling "my back porch" .. well, helloooo?!...

I still have my Secreteriat breyer horse. I hate racing because I feel the young start is brutal and inhumane, but I do love the legends.

Donna said...

He was such a great horse! We'll have to go see that movie. Love horse movies, LOL.

Ann On and On... said...

Something to look forward to.... The photo is absolutely amazing!

Rural Revival said...

Thanks for the heads up, I know the twins will love to see it too!

Okay, so you've figured me out, a complete and total slacker, I am! : )

Yes, I agree, I need to an update on Miss Callie, don't I?

I love all old books too! I will have to show the other books we bought, not just for my little 'collection'. They had an 'old book' section at this sale, I could have bought them all, we couldn't believe that we were the only ones interested in these books!! Totally floors me!

Giveaway happening at RR this week. : )

I WILL email soon! Pinky swear. : )

Hugs ~Andrea~

PS Scared of Scooby Doo, huh? That's cute!

Snappy Di said...

Happy Tuesday to yooooo!! Just stopping by to say thanks for entering the contest and wishing you much luck on winning, girlie!!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Merri said...

I wonder if they'll be using clips of Secretariat himself racing, or try to have an equine actor. if so, that will be hard to be convincing, because he was so impressive looking.
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So looking forward to it...you might like my post on the Derby.
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/2010/05/day-my-dad-loved.html