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What was so special about Secretariat?
Secretariat was a legendary thoroughbred racehorse whose name reigns supreme in the history of racing. The stallion with a chestnut coat, three white “socks” and cocky demeanor not only became the first horse in 25 years to win the Triple Crown in 1973, he did it in a way that left spectators breathless.
Was Secretariat a good stud?
Many of his matings were a marriage of stamina to stamina which, in American racing, tends to produce horses who are slow and unproductive. Whatever the reason, Secretariat’s first impression as a stallion was a dreadful one, but he has overcome it and compiled a solid, respectable record at stud.
Why did Secretariat get banned?
One month later, on August 22, 1973, it is announced Secretariat is banned for life from competition for betting on his own races. At some point around this time, he also finds out that his brother, Jeffretariat, who took his place to fight in the Vietnam War, had perished in battle.
What was the name of Secretariat’s dam?
Secretariat’s dam was Somethingroyal, a daughter of a horse named Princequillo. Princequillo was extraordinarily good at long distances, and he passed his stamina on to his grandson Secretariat. (Bold Ruler was not noted for producing distance horses.) He was a leading sire and was an even better broodmare sire.
What was the pedigree of Secretariat the horse?
You can look up his pedigree by going to Secretariat, Horse Racing’s 1973 Triple Crown Champion, Riva Ridge.com, and Bold Ruler.com. Bold Ruler was also a sire of many stakes winners. Unfortunately, Secretariat did not sire many stallions, but went on to become to become a famous sire of hundreds of female stakes winners and dams.
When did Secretariat become the leading broodmare sire?
Although he sired several successful racehorses, he ultimately was most influential through his daughters’ offspring, becoming the leading broodmare sire in North America in 1992.
When was the last time Secretariat ran in a race?
The syndication deal for Secretariat precluded the horse racing past age three. Accordingly, Secretariat’s last race was against older horses in the Canadian International Stakes over one and five-eighths miles on the turf at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on October 28, 1973.