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Secretariat remains No. 1 name in racing

Updated: May 9, 2005, 11:27 AM ET
By Ron Flatter | Special to ESPN.com

"He was the only honest thing in this country at the time. This huge magnificent animal who wasn't tied up in scandal, wasn't tied up in money, he just ran because he loved running," says author George Plimpton about Secretariat on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Secretariat, who is the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 25 years in 1973, will be profiled on

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