I'm sorry, but this is where I need to step into the discussion. Could you please point me to the contemporary reporting you are referring to? Not only was I an eyewitness to Secretariat's career and read most of the reporting about him at the time, but I knew Lucien Laurin. I was privileged to spend a full day with him at Santa Anita a couple of years before his death. We talked a lot about his career and, of course, about Secretariat. I was his host and it was a private day at the races with him. Lucien said he never gave Secretariat any drugs. The horse raced clean his entire career. Whether or not you want to believe me, this is the truth. This was long after Secretariat's death, and Lucien was retired and living in Florida. He was in Southern California for an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Secretariat's Triple Crown.Tessablue wrote:Incidentally, according to contemporary reporting, Secretariat was considered by some a harbinger of what steroids would bring to the sport.
If you want to call Lucien Laurin a liar 17 years after his death, well...his son, Roger, is still alive although at 81, I don't know the current state of his health. Ron Turcotte is a wonderful man who used to answer letters. Perhaps you could write to him about this matter. Maybe he will respond.