12 Year Old Secretariat Joyfully Running Through His Pasture


Here is an old video of one of the greatest thoroughbreds of all time. You might have guess already, it’s Secretariat and in this video he is 12 years old. The short video is filmed at Claiborne Farm while Secretariat is having fun, running around filled with joy. Just to refresh your memory we will mention Secretariat’s greatest results and records that still stand.

Back in 1973, he set race records in three events: The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness Stakes and The Belmont stakes, becoming Triple Crown Champion. With those wins, he became the first U.S. Triple Crown Champion.

Just for the record, Secretariat was born on March 29th, 1970, in Doswell, Virginia and died on October 4th, 1989 at Paris, Kentucky. Because of his health condition, he had to be euthanized (he had laminitis). He was given a special treatment and was buried whole, which is a big honor. According to the tradition horses are buried head, heart and hooves. His body was buried in the Claiborne cemetary