|Barked: Mon Dec 31, '12 5:58pm PST |
|It's TOTALLY off topic, but do you know that Secretariat's first foal was an Appaloosa? 'Tis TRUE!
His sperm analysis did not come back promisingly and there was a lot of pressure there as of course he was syndicated and the whole nation/world wanted Secretariat babies. This was making international news, believe it or not, and somehow it got leaked that he had been test bred to an Appaloosa nurse mare. Of course, the Appaloosa world went NUTS and everyone wanted her. She was sold, in foal, for a reported $25,000, a phenomenal sum for an Appaloosa back then. And did deliver a colt, who bizarrely had been syndicated in utero
Even with that, Claiborne sold the mare refusing to issue a birth certificate. So he could not be the sire of record, just the sire of "everyone KNOWS Secretariat's first foal is an Appy." This stuff actually made Newsweek
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