Secretariat’s Extras

Not Big Red - but a dang nice looking thoroughbred nonetheless - painting avail on Etsy

Not Big Red - but a dang nice looking thoroughbred nonetheless - painting avail on Etsy

I’m not an actor. I don’t play one on tv. But as it turns out I am qualified to play an attendee of the 1973 Belmonth Stakes win by the great Secretariat because of two key factors:

  1. I showed up and
  2. I bothered to wear an outfit that could be construed as having been possible in the early 70’s.

Because I am daring and edgy, I also brought along my mini camera so I could record some of the fabulosity that is the Hollywood experience for you, my dear WegWag reader. I think you will agree with me in saying “Thank God polyester fabrics are enjoying their first half life decay in landfills across the globe; no longer causing such accidents as was described to me by a clearly knowledgeable gentlemen during one of the numerous rest periods we extras enjoyed during lulls between the rigors of cheering Secretariat’s win from at least seven different locations throughout the grandstand. He claims to have suffered a kitchen accident wherein he backed into a lit stove burner wearing a “leisure suit” of a material he recollects as being called “Dacron“, a detail that sticks with him to this day as insistently as the material itself stuck to his rear when it melted there.

Can YOU Spot the Errors?

Can YOU Spot the Errors?

Spoiler Alert: Big Red wins that race. He won it no less than 7 times yesterday. I can’t offer proof because the staff of The Mouse would have me swiss cheesed if I had even attempted to film when they were filming – I am putting my life on the line as it is offering this ultra-bootlegged non-commercial footage as it is. If this page goes dark in the near future, look for new howling sounds at the Pirates of the Caribbean ride – the place where The Mouse’s henchmen throw the hapless under-represented artsy fartsies who get in the way of their corporately-imagineered creative machinations.

Here goes:


One Response to “Secretariat’s Extras”

  1. danielle obert Says:

    way cool-and not just because i was in it!

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