Who was the secretary?

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Secretariat was a legendary American racehorse who won 16 of his 21 races, including the Triple Crown in 1973. He was known for his big heart and record-breaking performances, and his descendants continue to compete around the world. After retiring, he became a successful stud until his death in 1989 from laminitis.

Secretariat was a popular American racehorse who dominated the track in 1972 and 1973. Many critics think of Secretariat as one of the greatest racehorses of all time, despite only campaigning at the track for two years. As well as distinguishing himself on the track, Secretariat has also sired a number of talented colts and fillies. His descendants have proved to be formidable competitors on circuits around the world.

The horse was foaled in 1970 at Meadow Stable in Virginia. Her dam, Somethingroyal, had been bred to Bold Ruler, a well-known racehorse in her own right. The bright chestnut colt was teased for being “too good-looking,” because his glossy coat and fine bone structure made him look delicate. He was nicknamed “Big Red” by his stable in hopes of contrasting his delicate image and emphasizing his resemblance to Man o’ War, widely regarded as the greatest American racehorse of the 20th century.

During her two years on the track, Secretariat won 16 of her 21 races, taking the 1973 Triple Crown along with the Futurity Stakes, Laurel Stakes and Man o’ War Stakes. In both 1972 and 1973. Secretariat was awarded the Horse of the Year award and in 1974 was inducted into the racing hall of fame. The famous equestrian athlete has acquired a huge fan base during his public life and they have continued to visit him even after his retirement.

The record times Secretariat set in the Belmont Stakes and Kentucky Der still stand as of 2007; more notable was his victory at the Belmont, when the second-placed horse finished 31 lengths behind Secretariat as he passed under the wire. Many people who saw Secretariat in action commented on his big heart, as he was persistent and dedicated, with a will to win that certainly made the difference in many of his races.

After his racing career ended, Secretariat was retired to Claiborne Farm, where he remained as a stud until 1989. His early retirement was part of an agreement made by his owner that Secretariat would be available to sire at a relatively young age. Many racing enthusiasts complain about this, as his scorching performances on the track at two and three years old showed immense potential. In 1989, Secretariat was afflicted with an extremely painful foot condition known as laminitis, and his owners decided to euthanize him, as it quickly became clear that the laminitis would not be curable.

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