Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Revisit the 1973 Whitney Handicap

This Saturday is the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. Revisit the 1973 Whitney Handicap when Secretariat faced Onion and the results have become legendary.

It was 1973 and Secretariat was on his way to racing immortality, having just captured the first Triple Crown since Citation in 1948. The Meadow Stable star would go on to win three Eclipse awards that year: his second Horse of the Year title, best three year old colt, and top grass runner. Secretariat’s loss in the 1973 Whitney Handicap added to the legend of Saratoga as the “Graveyard of Champions” and catapulted trainer H. Allen Jerkens’s reputation as “The Giant Killer”. Read more of The_Legendary_1973_Whitney_Handicap.

Watch the 1973 Whitney Handicap

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