This Day in History

Secretariat, one of the most celebrated thoroughbred racehorses in American history, won the Belmont Stakes on June 9, 1973, securing the Triple Crown with a record-breaking 31-length victory. This win followed his victories at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, making him the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. Secretariat’s performance at the Belmont Stakes remains one of the greatest in horse racing history, and his extraordinary speed and spirit continue to be celebrated in the world of equestrian sports.