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Trainer:Lucien Laurin
Owner: Meadow Stables
Foaling Date: 1970
Pedigree: Bold Ruler and Somethingroyal of Princequillo
Dosage: 20-14-7-9-0 (50)
Dosage Index / CD: 3.00 / 0.90
Best Beyer Figure:

Notes: Secretaria t is the ninth US Triple Crown winner and the first to win it in 25 years. He clocked 1 59 2/5 at the Kentucky Derby and 2 24 at the Belmont Stakes, which is still standing record in the US Triple Crown circuit. Secretaria t was a large chestnut colt and the son of Bold Ruler out of Somethingr oyal. He was born at Meadow Farm in Caroline County, Virginia and is owned by Penny Chenery. In his debut race on July 4, 1972, Secretaria t finished fourth he had problem at the start and could not made the ground even after great run. At three, he started off with a win in the Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct. Despite his third position in the Wood Memorial Stakes to his stable mate Angle Light and Sham, his trainer and owner were confident of his success in the Kentucky Derby. Bettors made Secretaria t 3-2 favorite over Sham in the 1973 Kentucky Derby. In the Preakness Stakes, Secretaria t broke last but made a huge move last to first on the first turn. In the Belmont Stakes, only four horses joined Secretaria t. Before a crowd of 67,605 Secretaria t opened a 1/16 miles lead well before finishing the run. At the time of finishing the race, he earned 31 lengths and ran the fastest 1 miles on dirt I history. Though he could not perform as brilliant as he did in the Belmont Stakes, he continued to run impressive ly after the Triple Crown. In the fall of 1989, Secretaria t was affected with laminitis his condition failed to improve and died on October 4 at nineteen. He was mourned by millions and was buried at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky.


Major Racing Wins Sanford Stakes (1972) Hopeful Stakes (1972) Futurity Stakes (1972) Laurel Futurity (1972) Garden State Futurity (1972) Bay Shore Stakes (1973) Gotham Stakes (1973) Arlington Invitational (1973) Marlboro Cup (1973) Man o War Stakes (1973) Canadian International (1973)
American Classic Race wins Kentucky Derby (1973) Preakness Stakes (1973) Belmont Stakes (1973)
Racing Awards 9th U.S. Triple Crown Champion (1973) U.S. Horse of the Year (1972 1973) Leading broodmare sire in North America (1992)
Honors U.S. Racing Hall of Fame (1974) U.S. Postage Stamp (1999) 2 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century Statue at Belmont Park Kentucky Horse Park Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park Secretariat Street in Napa, California Buried whole
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