Secretariat History

Birthdate: March 30, 1970 - Birthplace: The Meadow in Doswell, Virginia
Date of Death: October 4, 1989, Buried at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky
Sire: Bold Ruler
Dam: Somethingroyal

Height: 16'2 Hands
Weight: 1200 Pounds
Number of foals: 653, including 57 Stakes Winners
Current Popular Descendants: A.P. Indy, Gone West, Storm Cat, Elusive Quality, American Pharoah, Justify

Owner: Meadow Stable, Penny Tweedy (Chenery)
Trainer: Lucien Laurin
Jockey: Ron Turcotte
Groom: Eddie Sweat
Exercise riders: Jim Gaffney and Charlie Davis

Starts, Earnings: Raced two years; Record 21-16-3-1; $1,316,808

2-year-old season (1972):

Wins: Sanford Stakes, Hopeful Stakes, Belmont Futurity, Laurel Futurity, Garden State Stakes.
Place: Champagne Stakes (disqualified from 1st)
Champion: 2 year-old Colt, Horse of the Year

3-year-old season (1973):

Wins: Kentucky Derby (new track record), Preakness Stakes (new track record), Belmont Stakes (new WORLD record), Bay Shore Stakes, Gotham Stakes (tied track record), Arlington Invitational, Marlboro Cup (new WORLD record), Man O'War Stakes (new course record), Canadian International
Place: Woodward Stakes, Whitney Stakes
Show: Wood Memorial
Champion: 3 year-old Colt, Grass Horse, Horse of the Year

Stay tuned for more detailed archival information on Secretariat's history and those closest to him, including owner and breeder Penny Chenery, trainer Lucien Laurin, and jockey Ron Turcotte.

Secretariat's Pedigree
Secretariat's Pedigree

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Secretariat's Legacy
Secretariat's Legacy

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Identification Records
Secretariat's Identification Records

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