Mercy! Do yourself a favor, as a matter of fact, do the entire family a favor and go see Secretariat ASAP. Sure, you know how it ends. That great horse wins the 1973 Triple Crown becoming the first horse to win since Citation won in 1948. Heck, there have only been eleven horses and riders to do so since the Triple Crown began in 1919 and it’s been more than thirty years since Affirmed and Steve Cauthen won in 1978.
movie story about hope and love and believing in something larger than oneself. Penny Chenery, against the advice and will of just about everyone in her life, saved the family farm and, as a hand’s on owner, allowed Secretariat to do what was his God-given destiny: run and, she would add, win. It’s a joy to watch a horse, especially a running horse and to watch Secretariat on the big screen is to watch the awesome handwork of God Himself. Secretariat was foaled at The Meadow, then the Chenery family horse farm in Doswell, just north of Richmond and now the home of the Virginia State Fair.
Seriously, I can’t say enough good things about this movie. In a world gone crazy, then and now, it’s filled with hope, love, laughter and joy; it’s a wonderful “feel good” movie. I’ve never bought a DVD when first released but this will be the first, perhaps only, exception. Yep, it’s that good!
Blessings ~ hope ~ love ~ laughter ~ joy ~ Secretariat ~ live rejoicing every day…yes, every day! ~
Grace and Peace,