Secretariat and the most exciting, incredible three minutes in sports history

I always go back to this one. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched the amazing performance of Secretariat (and his trusty jockey Ron Turcotte) in the 1973 Belmont Stakes. At 66½ years and counting, Secretariat’s world record time in this race has got to be the longest-held speed record in all of sports.

And while “dominance” cannot really be quantified – truth be told, this noun technically cannot carry qualifiers despite the evermore frequent use of terms such as “more dominant” and “the most dominant” – Secretariat certainly set a record in the category that will never be broken. Seriously, how does he win by this freakin’ much…?

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