Question: What Horse Holds The Record For The Kentucky Derby?

Do Secretariat records still stand?

In 1973, Secretariat won horse racing’s Triple Crown and set records that still stand today at the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes.

Now, 39 years later, the legend has been recognized as having also set a still-standing record at the Preakness Stakes.

What horse holds the record at the Preakness?


What horse holds the fastest time in the Kentucky Derby?


What horse holds the record for the Belmont?


Who is the fastest horse in history?

Secretariat Secretariat

How fast did secretariat run in mph?

49 mph

Has any horse ever beat Secretariat’s record?

Secretariat paid $2.20 to win and his 2:24 remains a world record for 1 1/2 miles on a dirt track, and it’s still two full seconds better than subsequent challengers to his Belmont Stakes record. The 2 3/5 seconds by which he broke Gallant Man’s 16-year-old track record was the equivalent of 13 lengths.

Why did secretariat lose the Wood Memorial?

Few expected Secretariat to EVER lose another race. But in his last big prep for the Kentucky Derby, the Big Red Horse did lose. Later, trainer Lucien Laurin revealed that an abscess inside Secretariat’s mouth must have caused the horse serious discomfort, possibly accounting for the defeat.

Is secretariat still the fastest horse?

He was definitively the fastest horse in the races he won. Secretariat was certainly one of the fastest race horses ever. And his Belmont victory is, in my opinion, the most brilliant performance of a Thoroughbred on a flat track, ever. Horses never run faster over every quarter for a mile and a half.

Who finished 2nd to Secretariat?

Although bleeding from the start, Sham finished second behind Secretariat, who came away with a 2​1⁄2 length victory running 1:59​2⁄5 for the 1​1⁄4 miles, the first horse to break two minutes in the Kentucky Derby. (The previous record was 2:00, set by Northern Dancer in 1964.)

What is the highest rated horse ever?

Frankel has become officially the highest-ever rated racehorse on the Flat after a review of global rankings.

Did Secretariat sire any winning horses?

Champion broodmare sire in the USA in 1992, Secretariat’s daughters produced winners of the Epsom Derby, Belmont Stakes, Preakness Stakes, Breeders Cup Juvenile, Oaklawn Handicap, Travers Stakes and Haydock Park Sprint Cup, to name but a few. Today, there are a number of high-class racehorses inbred to Secretariat.