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Secretariat

Profession: Thoroughbred Race Horse

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Triple Crown 1973

Born: March 30, 1970
Birthplace: Caroline County, Virginia, USA

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries

Died: October 4, 1989 (aged 19)

Historical Events

  • 1973-02-26 Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m
  • 1973-05-05 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4 - fastest Kentucky Derby ever
  • 1973-05-19 98th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:54 - fastest Preakness race ever (recognized 2012)
  • 1973-06-09 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24, becoming the 1st Triple Crown winner in 25 years
  • 1973-09-15 Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1ΒΌ miles

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