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Secretariat’s living legends

They may not have done anything remarkable in their own racing careers – far from it – but their mere existence in 2017, 28 years afer their sire died, makes them living legends. They are the elderly sons and daughters of Secretariat still being loved and admired by their owners, and living out their days being treated like the royalty that they are.

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Secretariat’s super mares

There’s no doubt that Secretariat’s lasting legacy as a sire is through his daughters. According to Equineline, 338 Secretariat mares produced 3,283 foals and 154 black type winners, for earnings to date of more than $152 million.

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Secretariat’s Grade 1 winners

Of Secretariat’s 57 stakes winners, nine won Grade 1/Group 1 races, races at the highest level of the sport. Seven were in the United States, one was in England and the other in Australia. From his 16 crops, 1982 was the most prolific – three of the nine G1 winners were born that year: Fiesta Lady, Image of Greatness and the best of them all, Lady’s Secret. Four additional stakes winners came out of that crop; the total of seven was the most born in any of the 16 years. Although his first crop was roundly dismissed as a failure, it did produce his first Group 1 winner in Dactylographer. Secretariat book-ended his stud career with the multiple G1 winner Tinners Way in his final crop, those born in 1990.

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