Just for fun - to break the monotony of politics day in and day out. I'm planning to go see the movie "Secretariat" today. I loved the pic "Seabiscuit" a few years ago, and saw it twice in a theater near me, then bought the video, and have watched it umpteen times. I've often said that when I was a child the three "people" I heard the most about were FDR, Joe Louis, and Seabiscuit. I expect to love "Secretariat" as much as "Seabiscuit". And when it comes out on DVD I'll buy it as well.
A saying from "Seabiscuit" that used to be my signature in forums:
"Though he be but little he is fierce"
Born: 30 March 1970
Died: 4 October 1989 (euthanization)
Birthplace: Meadow Stable, Doswell, Virginia
Best known as: Winner of the 1973 Triple Crown
Secretariat was the Muhammad Ali of racehorses, a brash and charismatic champ and the breakaway winner of the 1973 Triple Crown. In 21 career starts, the big chestnut stallion finished first 16 times and earned a total of $1,316,808. He set a track record of 1:59 2/5 in the 1973 Kentucky Derby, and won the third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, by an astonishing 31 lengths. After his three-year-old season he was retired to stud at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky. Secretariat died at the young age of 19; he was euthanized when a chronic foot disease called laminitis became too painful for him to bear.
Extra credit: Secretariat won the 1973 Belmont Stakes in 2:24 flat, a world record for 1.5 miles... His sire was Bold Ruler, his mother Somethingroyal... Secretariat was known as 'Big Red,' a nickname he shared with 1930s Australian legend Phar Lap.
Read more: Secretariat Biography (Racehorse) — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/biography/var/secretariat.html#ixzz12RQ4U9GK