top set or bottom set?
The previously filly’s sire… A Classical Mocha
Casper Van Overis Z
owned by Jasmine Kearey
Damn Paparazzi <3
Gorgeous man <3
ⒸLevitt Equine Photography
On June 9, 1973, a bright chestnut colt named Secretariat ran the 1 1/2 miles of the Belmont Stakes in a blistering time of 2:24, averaging a running speed of 37.5 miles per hour, winning the race by 31 lengths and securing the Triple Crown for the first time in 25 years. The time has never been bested since Big Red set it nearly three decades ago.
However, none of this would’ve taken place had a mare named Somethingroyal not given birth at exactly this time (12:10am) 33 years ago to a gangly redhead who grew up to be a tremendous machine. Here’s to the athlete some thought “too good-looking” to ever amount to anything as a racehorse.
Happy birthday, Secretariat.
Mrs. Penny Tweedy and her horse….Secretariat.
Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973 and, 40 years later, he still holds the records for all three races - the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. The Belmont record may never fall.