The birthplace of the greatest horse that ever lived, Secretariat, has been sold for $5.35 million. Meadow Farm saw the rise of the most dominant Triple Crown winning racehorse to ever set foot on a track.
A recent Disney film about his storied career was a big success, just like the colt who was Horse of the Year at 2 and 3. His Kentucky Derby win is to this day the fastest running in the history of the race as are his times in the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
Perhaps the most impressive win in his career came in the Belmont Stakes, a race where he shattered the world record while running each quarter faster than the last. The track announcer noted that he was “moving like a tremendous machine“. It was this win that hooked many fans on horse and to this day brings folks to the track. Another horse like Secretariat will never live.
Belmont betting 2012 will bear witness to I’ll Have Another who is the first horse to try for the Triple Crown since Big Brown in 2008. Belmont odds are likely to see him as a 4-5 favorite. Hopefully the spirit of Secretariat will ride with him on this date with destiny.