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A once-in-a-lifetime ride

Paul Moran remembers the glorious Triple Crown run of the great Secretariat

Updated: March 20, 2013, 9:36 AM ET
By Paul Moran | Special to ESPN.com

"Secretariat generates a crackling tension and excitement wherever he goes. Even in the kind of gray weather that shrouds lesser animals in anonymity, Secretariat's muscular build identifies him immediately; his glowing reddish coat is a banner of health and rippling power. Magnificent enough at rest … when he accelerates … he produces a breathtaking explosion that leaves novices and hardened horsemen alike convinced that, for one of those moments that seldom occur in any ...

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