Secretariat / Riva Ridge Barn Photo
Champions Secretariat and Riva Ridge hang out on a lazy afternoon at Saratoga Race Course in August, 1973. Secretariat and Riva Ridge won 5 Triple Crown races between them.
Only a 1972 Preakness loss by Riva Ridge stood between them and horse racing history with back to back Triple Crown championships from the same barn. During the 1973 Triple Crown season, Secretariat was on the cover of Time Magazine, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. This was the zenith of horse racing prominence in the eyes of the American public.