Only if there are slower plodders behind them.
Lady’s Secret: 6F in 1.09 3/5; 7F in 1.21 3/5 with the first 6F in 1.09; a mile in 1.33 4/5; 9F in 1.46 4/5; 10F in 2.01 1/5. Lady’s Secret was a real plodder wasn’t she?
IMO Secretariat was simply a freak. His dam, Somethingroyal had 18 foals and yet only four of them amounted to much and three of them, First Family, Syrian Sea and Sir Gaylord, weren’t all that prominent as race horses and in the breeding shed, at least not to the extent that many thought they would be. Secretariat was the 14th foal and third by Bold Ruler. Somethingroyal’s dam, Imperatrice, was less than average at stud too, producing only one notable foal on the racetrack, the gelding Squared Away, out of 16 foals. Squared Away won 31 races and 6 stakes but also made 103 starts.
It must have been the ghost of Mussolini. The dictator died in 1945.
Buck remember back in the day when Bold Ruler was considered the ultimate sire.
Ribot's nationality is strange to say the least. He was by an Italian stallion, out of an Italian dam, bred by an Italian, trained by an Italian, ridden by an Italian jockey, owned by an Italian, raced mainly in Italy and yet was foaled at National Stud in England and therefore is actually an English bred.
Really impressive group paul.nathan.
Many feel that Bold Ruler wasn’t a 10F sire but in truth he sired something like 14 10F stakes winners.
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