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Just before John Henry was led off the airplane, he and his life-long companion, groom Jose Mercado shared a moment. Mercado wiped tears from his eyes as he said "good bye my friend." He then led John Henry from the jet to a truck that took the famed race horse to a Kentucky Horse Park where he stood in retirement. This was one of the most amazing moments ever witnessed in a long career between an animal and a human. Both appeared to be weeping and I'm sure John Henry knew what was…

Just before John Henry was led off the airplane, he and his life-long companion, groom Jose Mercado shared a moment. Mercado wiped tears from his eyes as he said "good bye my friend." He then led John Henry from the jet to a truck that took the famed race horse to a Kentucky Horse Park where he stood in retirement. This was one of the most amazing moments ever witnessed in a long career between an animal and a human. Both appeared to be weeping and I'm sure John Henry knew what was…

Secretariat. 1973 Belmont Stakes winner and Triple Crown champion. He holds the race record and won the Belmont by an astounding 31 lengths over Sham. Jockey: Ron Turcotte. Winning time: 2:24:00

Secretariat. 1973 Belmont Stakes winner and Triple Crown champion. He holds the race record and won the Belmont by an astounding 31 lengths over Sham. Jockey: Ron Turcotte. Winning time: 2:24:00

A hard to find photo of Secretariat as a baby

A hard to find photo of Secretariat as a baby

John Henry and Chris McCarton on John Henry's 30th birthday

John Henry and Chris McCarton on John Henry's 30th birthday