Secretariat, legendary racehorse and broodmare sire. His daughters include Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise (dam of AP Indy and Summer Squall), Terlingua (dam of Storm Cat), Secrettame (dam of Gone West), Six Crowns (dam of Chief's Crown).
June 1973 - Secretariat wins the Triple Crown of horse racing, crossing the finish line at the Belmont Stakes with a record time of 2 minutes, 24 seconds. He was 31 lengths ahead of his nearest competitor, Twice a .
What else can be said about the legendary winner of the Triple Crown? Since 1923, 21 Triple Crown hopefuls have lost at the infamous 1-1/2 mile long Belmont Stakes. At the finish, Secretariat won by 31 lengths and ran the fastest 1½ miles on dirt in history, 2:24 flat, a record that still stands. Chic Anderson said it all while calling the 105th running of the Belmont Stakes, "SECRETARIAT IS WIDENING NOW...HE IS MOVING LIKE A TREMENDOUS MACHINE!"