Secretariat wins the Preakness at Pimlico on the way to the Triple Crown (1973)

Considered one of the greatest race horses in history, Secretariat broke from the gate last at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100603012700" title="Pimlico" href="/topic/us/maryland/baltimore-county/baltimore/pimlico-PLGEO100100603012700.topic">Pimlico</a> and still ran so fast that he was credited by the Daily Racing Form with the track record. He appeared on the covers of Time, Newsweek and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="01026001767" title="Sports Illustrated" href="/topic/sports/sports-illustrated-01026001767.topic">Sports Illustrated</a> in advance of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="NY0509200820" title="Belmont Stakes" href="/topic/sports/horse-racing/belmont-stakes-NY0509200820.topic">Belmont Stakes</a>. Two years later, rock 'n' and roll phenom <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003757" title="Bruce Springsteen" href="/topic/entertainment/music/bruce-springsteen-PECLB003757.topic">Bruce Springsteen</a> had to settle for just Time and Newsweek.

( UPI file photo / May 19, 1973 )

Considered one of the greatest race horses in history, Secretariat broke from the gate last at Pimlico and still ran so fast that he was credited by the Daily Racing Form with the track record. He appeared on the covers of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated in advance of the Belmont Stakes. Two years later, rock 'n' and roll phenom Bruce Springsteen had to settle for just Time and Newsweek.

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