Part of the agreement was that the thoroughbred would retire from racing after his third year.
After his Triple Crown victory, and a “Farewell to Secretariat” Day at Belmont to a crowd of 32,900, the chestnut horse was flown to Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky.
Where is secretariat buried?
Secretariat suffered from severe laminitis, a chronic and painful hoof disease just prior to his death. On October 4, 1989, the decision was made to humanely euthanize him. He was buried at Clairborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky.
What killed Secretariat?
Painful hoof condition led to death of Secretariat. A horse’s hoof is not a single, solid body part. No lesser horse than the great Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner, was felled by laminitis. He was euthanized because of it in 1989.
What was the stud fee for Secretariat?
As the builder of Meadow Stud, he left behind hefty estate taxes. His family decided to pay the bill by selling Secretariat to a breeding syndicate that would assume ownership at the end of the horse’s racing days. The price tag was a then-record $6.08 million.
Did Secretariat really have an abscess?
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.