After his Triple-Crown victories, Secretariat raced one more time - on October 28, 1973.
Both Lucien Laurin (his trainer) and Ron Turcotte (his jockey) were Canadians, so the location of Big Red's last race - at Woodbine Racecourse in Toronto, Ontario - was especially meaningful to the people who loved him the most.
This video clip is from a documentary - "Secretariat - Big Red's Last Race" - and features interviews with Penny Chenery (Secretariat's owner), Eddie Sweat (his groom), Lucian Lauren, Ron Turcotte and William Nack (Big Red's biographer).
Knowing this would be the champion's last race - before he was sent to Claiborne Farms in Kentucky - people came from far and wide to watch Secretariat take on his last group of challengers.
He did not disappoint the crowd.
Clip from "Secretariat - Big Red's Last Race" - a documentary filmed in October of 1973. The entire documentary, plus two additional videos about Secretariat, are available from Secretariat.com.
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