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01-13-2011, 06:49 AM
I went to see the film on Saturday. I hadn't been out to the movies in half a year, but this looked interesting. Diane Lane plays a tenacious owner. Her family is a bit down on their luck, and the brother is pressuring her to sell the horse. She is adamant, and fierce, that she's going to see this horse win the triple crown, and he does.

I don't follow horse racing. Was Secretariat the last triple crown winner? I think so, early seventies.

My family always watched the Kentucky Derby on the toob. A grand event with a neighbor bringing a pitcher of mint juleps. I remember, shadowy, Secretariat winning the Derby that year, almost by a nose. But I'd forgotten that he ran away in the Belmont stakes. He won that by a huge margin, 33 lengths IIRC.

Beautiful animals.

Paul Pless
01-13-2011, 07:23 AM
Secretariat winning the Derby that yearhe won the derby by 2 1/2 lengths

Beautiful animals.agreed

Andrew Craig-Bennett
01-13-2011, 07:29 AM
Two nations separated by a common horse race: