There are moments in time that are never forgotten. On occasion they are captured in film for generations to enjoy, commemorate, and honor. When Secretariat won the 1973 Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths to capture the Triple Crown a legendary moment in the world of sports was born.
Secretariat.com is proud to exclusively offer a historical photo in a format never offered before...by anyone.
Introducing the official 1973 Belmont Stakes Finish Line Photo. The photo captures Secretariat the moment his nose hit the finish on that fateful day in New York more than 50 years ago. Perceive the sheer dominance of that performance by seeing the full view of the five horse field as they haplessly followed the champion to the wire. The awe-inspiring image was taken from the track's official finish line camera, an industry standard for documenting the official finish for every race.
The official Finish Line Photos are unique in that they show the mirror image of the horse for maximum viewing perspective when deciding multiple horse photo finishes. In addition, they typically show the race, date, and track location along the margins for proper identification and official designation. At the moment of truth in the 8th race at Belmont Park on June 9th, 1973, Secretariat is shown in full powerful stride, all four feet off the ground as he hits the wire. Jockey Ron Turcotte at that very instant is looking to his left towards the infield timer clock knowing he is a part of a special ride that would ultimately shatter the existing Belmont Stakes record in a mind-boggling time of 2:24 - a record that still stands today.
Photos are printed on the finest museum-quality archival stock. For the racing fan or the historian - remember the moment!
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