PG | | Biography, Drama, Family
Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.
This film inspired a running gag on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005). Whenever the name Secretariat was mentioned, a doorbell would ring, followed immediately by two men in a crude horse costume trotting around the stage while Ferguson danced in the background. On Ferguson's last episode, he... ...
Triple Crown Race Announcer:
Entering the final turn, Secretariat is moving like a tremendous machine!
Pancho Martin: That's impossible.
The newborn foal depicting Secretariat was the incorrect color. The foal used was bay (note the black legs, mane and tail.) Secretariat (aka Big Red) was chestnut, so would not have had black points.
There are no opening credits past the title.
$12,694,770 (USA) (10 October 2010)
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