Secretariat and Uncle Mo

We heard a lot about Secretariat over the weekend. Secretariat lost the Wood and won the Triple Crown; Uncle Mo’s owner Mike Repole told reporters Saturday afternoon that on Friday night, he watched Secretariat (“It was probably a stupid idea,” he added). I wondered about the reaction to Secretariat’s loss in April of 1973, wondered…

Secretariat, Restored

Whether you like the movie or not, Secretariat has been a welcome reminder of Big Red’s accomplishments, 37 years after he won the Triple Crown. And while I haven’t seen the movie, I am reminded of that incredible spring each time I walk into the Belmont paddock, where stands a statue of the Chenerys’ Triple…

Before Secretariat, Cicada

I haven’t yet seen Secretariat, though what I’ve heard about it suggests that perhaps it will be a Netflix or pay-per-view rental, instead of a $12.75/ticket night out in New York City. The absence of Riva Ridge – in even so much as a mention – from the movie has raised the ire of a…