Some of the treasures of the sport are now available for anyone to enjoy on the internet. While television widened the exposure of racing fans to sport at distant tracks and showed the nation some of the greatest athletes like Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed, most of the opportunities to see those stars were fleeting.
If you missed the show, you were out of luck.
Now that is not always the case now. With the internet, thousands of races have become available for public enjoyment, and many memorable events have been preserved so that new racing fans can see the greatest horses in the moments that set their stature in history.
Among the great ones was Personal Ensign. A video of her dramatic victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff can be seen here.