I watched the DVD of Secretariat this evening. It was a lot of fun, but I have to admit that I am old enough to remember the story and I watched him run - on TV, not in person. It was nice that at the end of the movie the DVD has the actual footage of the real races.
I can't remember if I actually watched the Derby and the Preakness that year, I was working weekends. I do remember watching the Belmont, it was unbelievable. No horse has ever run that race that way.
Listening to the announcing in the actual race footage I was reminded that he did not win against weak fields. Besides Sham, horses like My Gallant and Forego were in those fields. Those horses also became legends and top producers.
With all the emphasis on producing sprinters today I wonder if we will ever see another Triple Crown winner.