Secretariat (horse)

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The Secretariat (March 30, 1970 to October 4, 1989) was an American thoroughbred racehorse that became the first triple crown in 25 years in 1973. He won a record-breaking victory at Belmont Stakes, with 31 victories, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest games in history. During his racing career, he won five Eclipse awards, including Horse of the Year awards at the age of two and three. In 1974, he was nominated for the National Horse Racing and Hall of Fame Museum. In the list of the top 100 American horse racing in the 20th century, the Secretariat is second only to Man o'War (a racing career from 1919 to 1920), who is also a large chestnut foal nicknamed "Big Red".

At the age of 2, the Secretariat finished fourth in his first 1972 debut, but then won seven of his remaining eight games, including five bet wins. During this period, his only loss was in the champagne glass. He won first place, but was cancelled second place due to interference. He won the eclipse award for the two-year-old horse foal champion, and won the 1972 Horse of the Year Award, which is a rare honor for such a young horse.

At the age of three, the Secretariat not only won the triple crown, but also set a speed record in all three games. His time in the Kentucky Derby still holds the Churchill Downs record of 1 1⁄4 mile, while his time at Belmont Stakes holds the American record of 1 1⁄2 mile. His controversial time in Preakness Stakes was finally confirmed as a bet record in 2012. The Secretariat’s victory in the Gotham Stakes kept the track record by 1 mile, he set a world record of 1 1⁄8 mile in the Marlboro Cup, and further proved his versatility by winning two major bet matches on the turf. Feature. That year, he lost three times: at the Wood Memorial Hall, Whitney and Woodward Starks, but his nine championship wins made him an American icon. He won his second annual horse championship and won the Eclipse prize for the three-year-old champion foal and the champion horse.

At the beginning of his three years old, the secretariat jointly established a syndicate at a record price of 6.08 million U.S. dollars (equivalent to 35 million U.S. dollars in 2019), on the condition that he retire before the end of the year. Although he bred several successful racing horses, he finally exerted the greatest influence through the offspring of his daughter and became the leading hen in North America brooding. In 1992, his daughter bred several famous father pigeons, including Storm Cat, AP Indy, Gone West, Dehere and Chief's Crown, through which they appeared in the pedigrees of many modern champions. The Secretariat died of laminitis in 1989 at the age of 19. He is recognized as one of the greatest racehorses in the history of horse racing.