What does the trainer in Secretariat say in French?
As physically strong as Secretariat was, he could have been a very tough horse to handle, but Davis says Secretariat was a “pussycat” for Eddie Sweat. The son of Bold Ruler had “horse sense” and allowed Sweat to be in his stall for all his necessary duties – not just the fun things like being scratched with a currycomb.
Chenery says Laurin understood Secretariat as an equine athlete. “I’ve always thought Lucien was the perfect trainer for Secretariat,” Chenery told the Louisville Courier-Journal, “because Lucien was hard on his horses and he liked the horse he could really put the work to. And that’s what Secretariat was.
After the fourth or fifth “What Ever Happened To…?” forum I found, I noticed the objects of these fans’ affections shared a similar watermark in the corner of their photos: Colt Studios. Jim French began Colt Studios in the late 1960s, beginning the most successful empire of male nude imagery since Bob Mizer’s Athletic Model Guild.
Lucien Laurin: He trained Secretariat. Trainer Lucien Laurin was usually the quietest member of the Secretariat team. While owner Penny Chenery and jockey Ron Turcotte talked easily with the press and public, Laurin stayed out of the limelight, quietly keeping his mind on the business of training horses.
In the Walt Disney Studios movie “Secretariat,” director Randall Wallace and his staff spent hours with the living members of the old Secretariat team trying to get Eddie Sweat’s character just right. Actor Nelsan Ellis portrays Sweat in the movie, and has received critical acclaim for his remarkable performance .
That’s historical footage of the actual race. Not only did Secretariat set the record for the fastest time at the Kentucky Derby (1:59 2/5), each of his quarter-mile splits were faster than the preceding one, which means he was still accelerating at the end of the race.
It features exciting racing action, great acting, expert filming and an inspiring story that will touch your heart. The Disney movie, directed by Randall Wallace, is billed as “based on the true story” of the 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, as written by William Nack. It is not the true story.
Penny’s father’s legacy includes two mares pregnant by Bold Ruler, a champion stallion owned by financier Ogden Phipps (James Cromwell), who is described throughout the movie as the world’s richest man. Thanks to the peculiar habits of the horse-breeding world, a coin toss determines who keeps which foal.
Use your own judgment, Ronnie
After Ronnie has mounted Secretariat and they’re on their way from the paddock to the post parade at the Belmont, Lucien shouts something to Ronnie in French which is not translated for the audience. He is saying, “Use your own judgment, Ronnie.”