Image by wallyg via FlickrI was actually old enough to remember when Secretariat thrilled the nation with his run for the Triple Crown of horse racing. I am not a participant of wagering on horses, especially then when I was fourteen, but this story seemed to capture the attention of the entire nation.
And finally, a movie has been made to tell the entire story, one which has even more drama and excitement then what you saw on the racetrack.
Based on the remarkable true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery--with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)--manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.
Secretariat will ride into theaters on October 8, 2010 and is being released by Disney.