• lol xD lucky lucky lucky, i was 3 around that time lol
  • Lady's Secret - The Iron Lady as she was known, had a distinct running style. she ran low to the ground, especially as she was making her run on the backstretch. I think she was pretty - a gray, and as she got older her coat got whiter. Secretariat's most talented daughter! She died delivering a foal.. I don't know if the foal lived or not.
  • I posted an article about steve haskins daughter and her many visits with famous horses. There are a series of pics one with secretariat and another with ladys secret. Each picture shows her a bit older with each horse. I loved that article.
  • Lady's Secret had an amazing race career. HOY.
    Lady's Secret, Former Horse of Year, Dies
    March 05, 2003|Bill Christine | Times Staff Writer
    Just hours after foaling a colt, Lady's Secret, one of only six females to be named horse of the year, died Tuesday at Valley Creek Farm in north San Diego County.
    Leigh Ann Howard, director of operations at Valley Creek, said the cause of death was internal bleeding from the uterus. Such a condition, Howard said, is not uncommon among older mares. Lady's Secret, who was 21, had delivered 11 foals before this one. Her last foal, the result of a mating with General Meeting, was born at 11:50 p.m. Monday. She was found dead in her stall, with the foal nearby, by a farm employee at 7:45 a.m.
    "She had been checked on just an hour before," Howard said, "and everything seemed to be fine."
    Lady's Secret, voted horse of the year in 1986 after winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita, raced for Gene and Joyce Klein and was trained by Wayne Lukas. The gray, Oklahoma-bred daughter of Secretariat and the mare Great Lady M. was bred by Bob Spreen and sold to the Kleins for $200,000 before she raced. She was sold twice as a broodmare, to Issam Fares for $3.8 million while she was in foal to Alydar in 1989, and to Kim and John Glenney of Georgetown, Ky., for $750,000 after she had been mated with Seattle Slew in 1998. Some records indicate that Lady's Secret was sold for $5.4 million in 1987, but actually that was the amount the auction company guaranteed the Kleins if bidding didn't reach their presale minimum.
    The Glenneys, citing better winter weather, moved Lady's Secret from Kentucky to California in May 2001.
    Other females voted horse of the year include Twilight Tear in 1944, Busher in 1945, Moccasin in 1965, All Along in 1983 and Azeri last year. Moccasin shared honors her year when Roman Brother was voted horse of the year in a separate poll.
    Lady's Secret was the fifth horse-of-the-year champion to die in the last 10 months. The others were Seattle Slew, Sunday Silence, Spend A Buck and Conquistador Cielo.
    Lady's Secret, whose career spanned 1984-87, was a small filly who barely weighed 900 pounds, but she won 25 races -- 22 of them stakes -- in 45 starts and earned $3 million. In 1986, on a cross-country schedule, she ran 15 times, and won 10, one a victory over males in the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga.
  • KetaKeta Member
    edited September 2012
    Keta Note:This is a terrific video. However, I want to warn you that there is footage and discussion of a breakdown in a previous race.
    NBC did great job in pre-race recap of horses. Up close shots of loading in gate.
    And, coverage of the race & owner reaction.
    The video is about 10 minutes long.

    Lady's Secret - 1986 Breeders Cup Distaff - Part I (NBC)

  • Kurt,
    You were very lucky to have that visit with Lady's Secret.
    She is an important part of racing history.
    Nice that a farm let you bring peppermints-guess they knew what worked with Serena's Song.
  • poor horse was a son of Riva Ridge
  • Here in NJ, Monmouth Park's restaurant is named The Lady's Secret Cafe.

    I'm sorry that the fillies and mares don't run against the boys more often as they do on the other side of the ocean. But, the fillies we do run against them make the males wish they could run like a girl.
  • Maybe the reason rachel alexandra won the Woodward is cuz the boys just wanted to see her hindquarters xD
  • Although i dont think Macho Again was having any of it lol
  • LOL rachel. But I think RA just wanted to kick dirt in their faces.
  • She was an awesome filly. And an even better momma. Taco looks gorgeous, but i still have yet to see a recent pic of him
  • They are both beautiful boys, Taco AND Z12.
  • caseycasey any racetrack with camera in handMember
    I spoke to John Shirreffs on Saturday. Z dumpling, Karen L Gogue, put together 3 books of memories and pictures from all the Z fans for Dottie's birthday (which was in August). John helped us by bringing Dottie to Clocker's Corner after the unveiling so we could present it to her.

    After Dottie had opened the book, and was oohing and ahhing, I asked John about Eblouissante and whether he was hoping to start her at Santa Anita, or wait and start her at the brief winter meet at Hollywood Park. He said he "hoped to start her here (at Santa Anita) but it depends on her". I'm hoping to go and see her tomorrow- he thought he might be working her tomorrow. I just don't know if I can do it though.
  • I haven't seen one of taco either, but the last I did see of him showed a really well-balanced colt, with a muscular build. Casey, hope you get to see Eblouissante. Would be great to hear your impression of her.
  • Eblouissante (3-Year-Old Filly)
    Date: October 10, 2012
    Distance: Five Furlongs
    Time: 1.00:20 Handily
    Track Condition: Fast
    Surface: All Weather Track
    Rank: 2/24
  • caseycasey any racetrack with camera in handMember
    Didn't get to spend my birthday with Eblouissante; had to go to the state office because my disability check hadn't come in for 4 weeks. But, this is her second work in 9 days, so they may be ramping her up for her debut.
  • Casey, sorry you didn't get to see Eblouissante. I saw some recent pictures of her, and it looks as if she's bulked up considerably. That is one big horse! Such a beauty, and even though she's muscled up, such a girly-girl. Here's wishing her racing luck whenever it is she does begin!
  • caseycasey any racetrack with camera in handMember
    Yeah, I was majorly disappointed, but needed the disability money, so had to spend my birthday there instead. I hope to get out there soon.
  • Happy late Birthday, Casey, but I'm sorry you had to miss seeing Eblouissante, too. What fun that could have been. I'm anxious for her debut also, but trust that John will know when the time is right for her. Thank goodness for such a patient trainer and owner!
  • If not now,when? Here she comes ready or not.
    Eblouissante 11/05/2012 BHP Fast All Weathe 6.0 f 1:15.20 H 11
    Eblouissante 10/28/2012 BHP Fast All Weathe 6.0 f 1:13.80 H 3
    Eblouissante 10/19/2012 BHP Fast All Weathe 6.0 f 1:14.00 H 3
    Eblouissante 10/10/2012 BHP Fast All Weathe 5.0 f 1:00.20 H 2
    Eblouissante 10/02/2012 BHP Fast All Weathe 5.0 f 1:01.60 H 16
    Eblouissante 09/24/2012 BHP Fast All Weathe 6.0 f 1:15.20 H 14
    Eblouissante 09/14/2012 BHP Fast All Weathe 5.0 f 1:01.60 H 34
  • Finally, she has been entered in a MSW on Friday, race 4 at Betfair Hollywood Park!
  • More details:

    The race is at 2:02 pm Pacific time. Maiden Special Weight, $45k purse, 8.5f on the all-weather track. She will carry 121 lbs. Corey Nakatani will ride. She has post position 3.
  • that blue saddle cloth is going to stick out on her so much lol we will definately know where she is ;) blue on her looks stunning.
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