This is wonderful news for all racing fans. Secretariat now officially holds the record for all three Triple Crown races. I’m wondering if they wouldn’t mind taking a look at another short film taken 10 years before Secretariat’s Preakness and clearing up another matter…
Secretariat’s ’73 Preakness time is a record, racing commission rules – CNN.com
- Officials rule that 1973 winner is Preakness record-holder
- The official time of 1:54 2/5 was disputed by independent timers
- Using video evidence commission revises time to 1:53 flat
- Triple Crown winner now owns the official record time in all three races
(CNN) — In 1973, Secretariat won horse racing’s Triple Crown and set records that still stand today at the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. Now, 39 years later, the legend has been recognized as having also set a still-standing record at the Preakness Stakes.
The Maryland Racing Commission unanimously agreed Tuesday that evidence shows Secretariat’s Preakness time was faster than originally recorded, said the commission’s executive director, Mike Hopkins.