Get On Your High Horse For Secretariat

The newest Disney film Secretariat opens this weekend and it is “The Impossible True Story” of a Thoroughbred who won the U.S. Triple Crown of horse racing in 1973. This remarkable stallion was not only the ninth Triple Crown winner in history, and the first one in 25 years, but his race records at the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes still stand to this day.

Secretariat was a large chestnut colt nicknamed “Big Red,” owned by Penny Chenery and trained by Lucien Laurin. Mainly ridden by Canadian jockey Ron Turcotte, Secretariat lived to be 19 years old and ended up #35 of ESPN’s 100 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century along with having a 33-cent postage stamp honoring his life unveiled on the 10 year anniversary of his death in 1999.

The 2010 movie features Diane Lane and John Malkovich as Secretariat’s owner and trainer and their star power combined with this inspirational sports tale should draw quite a few families to the theater over the next few weeks. With Halloween inching ever closer, why not celebrate this rousing story by incorporating some Horse and Jockey Disguises or decorations into the costume holiday. Take a look at some of the options below or click here to view all of our Horse-themed items. Giddyup!!


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