31 LENGTHS: SECRETARIAT...A CLOSER LOOK
This new episode is a continuance of the unique perspective of SECRETARIAT's magical run and the intriguing people behind it. After the first two shows: 31 LENGTHS...PENNY CHENERY and SECRETARIAT and also 31 LENGTHS...RON TURCOTTE and SECRETARIAT - recollections of SECRETARIAT's prominent human connections; there was more than 40 hours of unused interviews which helped craft the full picture of what life was like to be around a horseracing legend.
This fresh installment contains additional interviews with Penny Chenery, Ron Turcotte, Jim Gaffney (SECRETARIAT's first and original exercise rider) as well as members of the Chenery/Tweedy family including Penny's son John and daughter Kate, in addition to former race caller Dave Johnson (who called SECRETARIAT's first race and many others afterwards).
It highlights the dynamics of Penny's family growing up in the spotlight, to Turcotte's hometown celebrity status, as well aas the tensions that developed between SECRETARIAT's connections during this phenomenal but difficult time.
Stories and facts are revealed for the very first time on several subjects regarding SECRETARIAT to set the record straight on numerous and conflicting events; sensitive and emotional family issues are brought to light and touching remembrances and footage of SECRETARIAT and RIVA RIDGE's birthplace, The Meadow, is shown.
All interviewed agreed that it was a, "magical time to have been involved and have lived through the extraordinary feats that RIVA RIDGE and SECRETARIAT accomplished." This exceptional added footage helps paint a vivid picture of the emotions surrounding the unforgettable Triple Crown run and with the passage of time these legendary memories will be that much more revered.
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|