On this day, the 39th anniversary of Secretariat’s record setting Kentucky Derby win it should be noted that even all these years later his Derby win and eventual triple crown victory is as fantastic today as it was then. His time of 2:24 for the mile and one half at the Belmont Stakes will never be broken unless some miracle drug or undetectable steroid is discovered. Thirty nine years ago life was different in almost every way. Gas was $.50/gallon, home computers were not even imagined and there were essentially 7 TV stations. But Secretariat’s legacy is no less incredible today then it was all those years ago. Secretariat “Big Red” is still The Greatest Athlete who ever lived.