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Top 10 Broadcasting Calls
10. A Tremendous Machine!

“Secretariat is widening now! He is moving like a tremendous machine! Secretariat by 12! Secretariat by 14 lengths on the turn!”

Secretariat truly was a horse beyond description. He so thoroughly dominated his competition in his 1973 Triple Crown races that it almost looked unbelievable. After setting the track record in the Kentucky Derby and taking the Preakness with ease, Secretariat was poised to win the first Triple Crown in 25 years. Secretariat and Sham, his top challenger, got off to a blistering pace, but then Secretariat turned on the jets, leaving Sham and the rest of the field in the dust.

On the call was Chic Anderson, who described Secretariat in the best way that anyone possibly could. The great colt really did look more like a tremendous machine than a mere race horse as he pulled ahead to win by a mind-boggling 31 lengths, running the fastest 1½ miles on dirt in history, both records that still stand today.

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