Friday, June 8, 2018

45 years ago, it was the greatest Belmont Stakes in history

Tomorrow night, Justify will attempt to become the 2nd Triple Crown winner in the last 4 years. During the course of NBC's telecast, they will inevitably invoke the memory of Secretariat, who completed his Triple Crown 45 years ago come tomorrow.

You will be asked where you were on June 9, 1973. Back then, CBS had the rights to the Triple Crown races. I was home that day, watching the race with my parents. While Fred Capposella called the race live at the track, CBS contracted Chic Anderson to call all three Triple Crown races on the air. Anderson would later work for the New York Racing Association himself.

The background music in the video comes from a documentary, I think, produced either later that year or some time after.

I believe the video was later used as filler on the local OTB channel.

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