Secretariat.com is pleased to offer the Secretariat photo entitled "Belmont Glory." This breathtaking rare color view of Secretariat and jockey Ron Turcotte as they near wire in the 1973 Belmont Stakes is an image to behold.
As the Belmont Stakes approached in the early summer of 1973, the nation held its collective breath hoping for Secretariat's coronation as the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. Known as "The Test of the Champion", the Belmont's daunting 1 1/2 mile distance has broken many a heart (both horse and the human's who cheer them on) on the Triple Crown trail. But then again, Secretariat had no ordinary heart. In one of the greatest performances in sports history, Secretariat passed this grueling test as no other, delivering a mind-boggling 31-length victory in world record-breaking time.
Belmont Glory features Secretariat in deep stretch in the 1973 Belmont Stakes, 31 lengths ahead of the hopelessly beaten field. In vivid color, the image captures the late afternoon sun highlighting the copper flame of Big Red's mane and tail. Turcotte, knowing he is a part of history in the making, takes a quick glimpse to his left at the infield teletimer clock that will ultimately flash 2:24, the record time that has yet to be broken. It is a pure and powerful moment, bearing testament to greatness. A must-have for any Secretariat fan!
Printed on the highest quality archival stock, the image is available with the option of being hand-signed by Turcotte as well as Secretariat's owner and "First Lady of Racing," Penny Chenery. Photo measures 8" x 10" or 11" x 14" and for a limited time only available in larger 16" x 20" sizing with rich dark hardwood frame and solid brass halter tag name plate!
|Framed Ready-to-Hang 16" x 20" Belmont Stakes Special|