Secretariat's first start at Saratoga Race Course was to be his final start outside of stakes company. The six-furlong affair was the first time jockey Ron Turcotte climbed aboard in the afternoon. Of course, their names would wind up forever linked.
Andy Serling and Richard Migliore discuss the history of the Wood Memorial and their memories while watching some of the most memorable wins.
Affirmed - 1979 Woodward Stakes
Race replay of the 1978 Marlboro Cup at Belmont Park.
Prove Out takes the 1973 Jockey Club Gold Cup.
Race replay of the stakes race held at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Luskin Star bolts in with the 1977 Golden Slipper
Another race, another stakes record. Stretching out to a mile for the first time, Ruffian annexed the first leg of New York's Triple Tiara with a coasting victory.
Making her tenth start, Ruffian became just the fourth filly to sweep the Triple Tiara, comprised of the Acorn, Mother Goose, and Coaching Club American Oaks. She, yet again, tied the stakes record in coasting to victory.
In her first stakes start at three and first lifetime effort beyond 6 furlongs, Ruffian delivered yet another sublime performance. It was another stakes record and produced a minus in the win pool, an accomplishment so rare in New York that horses li...
Ruffian only made one start out of New York, the one that preceded this. It had been her toughest effort to date, as Hot n Nasty went at her in the G1 Sorority at Monmouth. She followed it up with her most impressive effort yet. The "wonder filly," a...
Ruffian had debuted to little fanfare at Belmont Park in May, but the secret was out when she made her stakes debut next out in the G3 Fashion. For the second time in as many starts she romped home while equaling the track record.
Another race, another record! This time it was a stakes record for the near-black filly in Aqueduct's Astoria. She missed the track record, then held by Raise a Native, but just 1/5 second.