The History Of Secretariat: The Unstoppable Horse That Set Unbeaten Records

  • Secretariat is the most well-known racehorse in history. The 1973 Triple Crown winner, who was owned by Penny Chenery, still holds unbroken records for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
  • The horse, also known as Big Red, won most races he ran by a landslide leading into the Triple Crown.
  • Secretariat was born at Meadow Farm in Virginia in March 1970. When he was 2 years old, his racing career began. His very first race was on July 4, 1972, at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City. Big Red got off to a rocky start after being bumped at the beginning of the race. He finished in fourth place.
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