The magnificent chestnut finished an amazing 31 lengths in front. “You couldn’t find the other horses with two pairs of binoculars,” said columnist Charlie Hatton. In winning the Triple Crown, Secretariat set a world-record 2:24, breaking Gallant Man’s Belmont mark by an incredible 2 3/5 seconds.
Who did Secretariat beat by 31 lengths?
Facing a field of five horses, Secretariat won by 31 lengths, the largest margin of victory in Belmont history, in front of a crowd of 69,138 spectators.
1973 Belmont Stakes.
|Grade I stakes race|
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.
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.”
What is the fastest horse ever?
Is Secretariat the best racehorse ever?
Despite a nearly 50 year difference between the races, Secretariat’s record continues to hold up as one of the most incredible performances in history as he clears the finish line seconds ahead of American Pharoah and Justify.
He was the Horse of the Year and Champion Three-Year-Old Male in 2020 and was the second highest ranked racehorse in the world. … He also won the Secretariat Vox Populi Award.