Secretariat is America's most famous horse still racing, and on saturday (15 September) s entered in the two-hundred and fifty thousand dollar Marlboro Cup Stakes.
GV Horse (Secretariat) doing time trial round track
SCU Trainer being interviewed:
Secretariat being out with Jockey and led by Stableboy.
CU Owner Mrs. Tweadie:
SV Secretariat being led into stables
LAURIN: Well I thought the work-out this morning was out of this world. I think he was running very very well.
INTERVIEWER: Do you think he's ready now for saturday's big race?
LAURIN: I would have to say yes. Though he was running, like, just within himself. Like he was working at his thing and winning all them races, and he was working real good, and trusted the jockey what he did, and I think he'll run a pretty good race Saturday.
INTERVIEWER: Who do you expect the most competition from on Saturday?
LAURIN: All of them.
TWEEDIE: He said Secretariat would work faster than Riva did yesterday. Riva went fifty-seven and one, and Secretariat went in fifty-seven. So I lost a penny for one fifth of a second. And as usual he was right.
INTERVIEWER: Do you have a favourite in Saturday's race?
TWEEDIE: No For I... for a long time I was... well Riva was my first love, but I think Secretariat has caught up now. I'm really going to be rooting for both of them. I hope they come down nose to nose.
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THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPTION OF INTERVIEWS CONTAINED IN THE FILM WITH (1ST) TRAINER LUCIEN LAURIN, AND (2ND) MRS. HELEN TWEEDIE BY TVN REPORTER ROY DAVIS.
SPORT - HORSE RACING
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Background: Secretariat is America's most famous horse still racing, and on saturday (15 September) s entered in the two-hundred and fifty thousand dollar Marlboro Cup Stakes. Secretariat galloped his way into the record books by being the first horse in twenty-five years to win the Triple Crown - the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Balmont.
This big three-year-old is in prime condition, and on work out on Wednesday (12 September) ran five-eights of a mile in fifty-seven seconds. This was a fifth of a second faster than his stable ???mate Riva Ridge. who is also entered for Saturday's big race.
Secretariat's owner's Mrs. Helen Tweedie.