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If you are looking for Secretariat in the picture, he is not there in the flesh. But he is in every horse picture I see. Staring back at me, looking for another who can take his crown and find himself in the image.

Not to shortchange fillies. They are also coming along. But the pure size and brute strength of horses at the peak of their athleticism is measured today against Secretariat.

Some believe that Man O'War is the greatest horse that ever lived. Thoroughbred Champions - Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century, a book that resulted from a list of the top 100 racehorses lists Man O'War number one and Secretariat number two.  The book stems from a list compiled by Blood-Horse, Inc., a publication that claims to be the oldest publication on horse racing in the world.

And perhaps Man O'War is the greatest. However, there is little video or other evidence that his competition was anywhere as close to that of the horses in the 1970s and his only really solid basis for being number one is his record of being defeated only once in his career. Hi...

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