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post #11 of 49 Old 02-26-2012, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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do you have any pics of her we could see?

I got some pictures of her.
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post #12 of 49 Old 03-20-2012, 04:38 PM
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My TB gelding, Go Zags, is also a decendent of Northern Dancer and Native Dancer. Our horses are related
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post #13 of 49 Old 03-20-2012, 05:25 PM
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We actually have a Secretariat Granddaughter who looks like she could be a female version of him.




But even though she's his grandaughter, looks almost identicle to him, and raced- she definitely didn't inherit any of the good nature that he was known for...or much of the speed

Its great that you rescued your girl though, and its neat to hear that they have famouse horses in their blood, even if its pretty far down the line, isn't it? All I can say is enjoy her! Thoroughbreds can be some great friends.

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I wouldn't be surprised. Secretariat sired a lot of babies. And none of them were ever successful. XD

But seriously, in the U.S. We've got Secretariat babies out the wazoo, so I wouldn't doubt it. (:
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Ever heard of Lady's Secret?

Lady's Secret won the 1988 Preakness. Secretartiat also sired Belmont winner Risen Star, and the 1990 Melborne Cup winner Kingston Rule.

Also , he also sired General Assembly who won the 1979 Travers Stakes at Saratoga while setting a still standing race record of 2:00 flat.

Secretariat has received some criticism as a stallion due in part to his perceived inability to produce offspring of his calibur. His expensive syndication deal, perhaps, raised unrealistic expectations. He sired as many as 699 foals during his retirement.

Secretariat is also the dam-sire of Storm Cat through his daughter Terlingua, and excellent race mare, and of Gone West, through his daughter Secrettame.
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Ever heard of Lady's Secret?

Lady's Secret won the 1988 Preakness. Secretartiat also sired Belmont winner Risen Star, and the 1990 Melborne Cup winner Kingston Rule.

Also , he also sired General Assembly who won the 1979 Travers Stakes at Saratoga while setting a still standing race record of 2:00 flat.

Secretariat has received some criticism as a stallion due in part to his perceived inability to produce offspring of his calibur. His expensive syndication deal, perhaps, raised unrealistic expectations. He sired as many as 699 foals during his retirement.

Secretariat is also the dam-sire of Storm Cat through his daughter Terlingua, and excellent race mare, and of Gone West, through his daughter Secrettame.

He is a great dam sire. As a sire.. It's not just that he didn't sire a horse of his own caliber, but he didn't sire many that were better than his contemporaries were siring when one takes into account he had the highest caliber mares, and produced more foals than most.

But as a dam sire.. he's pretty darn good. (Would it be horrible if I admited I would love to find a daughter or granddaughter w/o any RAN to breed an Anglo from? Lol).
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Agree that he was an extraordinary dam sire, and that his record of producing good horses is much stronger as a dam sire than a sire.

But "Secretariat was a dud at stud" is one of those things that got repeated so often it's accepted as fact, and at best, it's a very distorted fact.

He didn't live up to expectations at stud, but that was in no small measure because the expectation was that he was going to sire a line of super horses that was going to dominate TB racing for years to come. The expectation was that he would sire foals with his extraordinary conformation and length of stride, which didn't happen. His confo and length of stride were a freak of nature or happy accident and haven't been reproduced.

Having the advantage of being alive at the time he was racing and when he was syndicated and retired to stud, I can tell you first hand that the hype around his breeding career was unprecedented and no horse could have lived up to it.
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OMG! She really is! Not to mention even others! Native dancer? Oh my gosh!
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Secretariat sired a lot of horses but never could produce himself which a lot of people expected. So therefore Secretariat is in most blood lines. My horse is Secretariat's great grandson and people tend to freak out and think its so cool but then I proceed to just tell them its rather common in Thoroughbreds.

But Alydar very good horse! Would of won the Triple Crown in almost any other year but he ran when Affrimed did.

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Congrats! Tis true!

Hello! I wish I had a horse of my own.... I am working hard to earn $1500 this year though! There just doesn't seem to be very many good horses on the market though......
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