Front Page News - June 11, 1973

It was refreshing to see all the front page stories on Rags to Riches as reported in Equidaily. 
Racing doesn’t make the front pages as much these days but the most media coverage I ever recall occurred on this date, June 11 1973 when Secretariat appeared on the both the covers of Time and Newsweek for the week.. 

This prompted me to look for some other more obscure Secretariat trivia. When Secretariat was euthanized because of laminitis on October 4 1989, (his obituary appeared on the front page of the New York Times the next day) an autopsy was performed and it was discovered that all of Secretariat's vital organs were normal in size except for his heart. The typical horse's heart weighs 8 1/2 pounds, Secretariat’s weighed 22 pounds.

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