Born at 12:10 am, March 30, 1970, the foal who became Secretariat first appeared chunky to stud manager Howard Gentry. As Gentry reported, the young horse was a “Big, strong-made foal with plenty of bone.”
What killed Secretariat?
Secretariat had to be put down via lethal injection in October of 1989 after being diagnosed with laminitis, a painful, incurable condition that inflames the soft tissue of a horse’s foot.
How many times did Secretariat lose?
He lost three times that year: in the Wood Memorial, Whitney, and Woodward Stakes, but the brilliance of his nine wins made him an American icon.
What did Sham’s owner say about Secretariat?
“Secretariat is a better horse than you’ll ever see,” he said. “I will go to my grave without seeing that again.”