It would have been quite difficult for Secretariat to reproduce himself, since most consider him to be in the top 5 horses of the 20th century.....He has proven to be a pretty powerful influence on the breed as a broodmare sire, however: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/81544/inbreeding-to-secretariat-not-a-passing-fad
St. Simon and Phalaris. Without Phalaris, there would be no Nearco, Nasrullah, Bold Ruler, Native Dancer, Northern Dancer.
Verrazano actually looked like he was staying on. Anyone think they will try 1 1-4 next? There seemed to be some indication of that afterwards
Laminitis. A killer. Very sad.
Galileo has sired three Derby winners, I believe, Australia, Ruler of the World and New Approach. Perhaps I am missing one? Montjeu sired four: Camelot, Authorized, Pour Moi, Motivator. Galileo, of course, has sired several Irish Derby winners, including Treasure Beach, Soldier of Fortune and Cape Blanco. Two magnificent stallions. It will be interesting to see if Australia can continue to improve.
Secretariat only had four rivals because of the way he and Sham had dominated the first two classics. The same with Affirmed, and Alydar. And of course, Slew was unbeaten at the time of the Belmont so few were wililng to take them on.
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