Home » Blog » Positive Living » Entertainment » Movies and TV » Secretariat’s Inspiring Message

Author

Tags

Share this story

Secretariat’s Inspiring Message

There are lots of lessons in the film that revolve around faith and love. But the one that has stayed with me was the father’s prophetic advice to let Secretariat “run his own race.”

Remember when housewives were seen as “little women” and not quite up to making it in a man’s world of finance, law—or horse racing? Well, the film Secretariat is more than a story about a horse, it’s a parable about the power of love to push us to achieve the impossible.

Penny Chenery is a Colorado housewife whose parents own and run a racing stable in Kentucky. When her mother dies and her elderly father can no longer operate the farm, Penny has to make some difficult decisions, including backing a young colt, later to become Secretariat, despite the objections of her brother and husband and the derisive jeers and the skepticism of the old boys’ network of horse owners.

When Chenery’s father, with whom she has a deep connection, tells her to let Red, Secretariat’s nickname, “run his own race,” she takes his advice to heart, not only letting the racehorse do his thing but running her race as well.

There are lots of lessons in the film that revolve around faith and love. (Watch our Reel Inspiration video to hear Randall Wallace, the film’s director, talk about what the story meant to him.) But the one that has stayed with me was the father’s prophetic advice to let Secretariat “run his own race.” That message to trust yourself, do your best and success will be yours is a powerful one.

So this weekend, run to your local theatre to take in this inspiring film. Then, in your own life, run with its message of love, of faith, of trust.

Share this story

Extraordinary Women of the Bible

Their Lives Changed the World… Their Stories Will Change Your Heart.

There are many women in Scripture who do extraordinary things. Women whose lives and actions were pivotal in changing the course of history. In this exciting ALL NEW historical biblical fiction series, you can shed new light on the stories of the most extraordinary women such as Ruth, Elizabeth, Deborah, Rahab, Bathsheba, Mary, and many more.

Start today with book # 1 Highly Favored: Mary’s Story. Get Two FREE GIFTS – Lovely Tote and a Silver-tone Scripture Pendant, yours free with a hardcover or series purchase.

Read More and Order

Community Newsletter

Get More Inspiration Delivered to Your Inbox

Scroll to Top