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Is Lucien Laurin still alive?

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Asked by: Jennifer Salgado

What happened Lucien Laurin?

The hospital reported that Laurin died Monday morning after complications following surgery to repair a broken hip. “We were the best of friends,” said Penny Chenery, the owner of Secretariat and 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner Riva Ridge, who were both trained by Laurin.

Where did Lucien Laurin live?

Key Largo, Fla

Lucien Laurin, who trained Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner who was perhaps the fastest thoroughbred that ever raced, died yesterday at a hospital in Miami. Laurin, who lived in Key Largo, Fla., was 88.

Who was Secretariat’s trainer?

Lucien Laurin

Lucien Laurin (March 18, 1912 – June 26, 2000) was a French-Canadian jockey and Hall of Fame Thoroughbred horse trainer. Lucien Laurin trained Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown in 1973.

Who was the owner of Secretariat?

Helen “Penny” Chenery

Helen “Penny” Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat and a well-loved figure in her own right as a champion of Thoroughbreds and women in business and sports, died Sept.

What does Lucien say in French in Secretariat?

Use your own judgment, Ronnie.

After Ronnie has mounted Secretariat and they’re on their way from the paddock to the post parade at the Belmont, Lucien shouts something to Ronnie in French which is not translated for the audience. He is saying, “Use your own judgment, Ronnie.”

Did Secretariat have a funeral?

A private funeral was held yesterday at Claiborne, and Secretariat was buried near his sire, Bold Ruler, and grandsire, Nasrullah. ”We’ll miss him something terrible,” Mr. Hancock said yesterday, ”and no one will ever forget him. ”

How much did Eddie Sweat make?

“Big Red’s” career earnings were more than $1.3 million, but Sweat had to have a charitable organization pay for his funeral. A life-sized statue of Secretariat and groomer Eddie Sweat was unveiled in 2006 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Provided Kentucky Horse Park.

What is Big Red’s new name that was finally accepted?

The race was named the Man o’ War Stakes, in honor of the original “Big Red.” After Secretariat won it by five lengths, turf writers accepted that Secretariat was indeed worthy of the “Big Red” moniker.

Was Secretariat a mean horse?

Thanks a lot. Secretariat never disappointed me and he was never mean. As for high-spirited, you would always try and get a race horse high-strung, and full-of-himself to give you that “edge” on the racetrack.

Who is the fastest horse in history?

Secretariat set speed records at multiple distances and on different racing surfaces. But the Guinness World Record recognizes Winning Brew as the fastest horse ever. Secretariat is the greatest racehorse of all time; he annihilated his opponents and shattered course records.

Are any of Secretariat’s offspring still alive?

Secretariat had more than 650 registered foals when he died, the last group born in 1990. Today, there are two living Secretariat offspring: 34-year-old Border Run and 33-year-old Trusted Company, both of whom celebrated birthdays on Jan. 1, reports Thoroughbred Racing Commentary.

Did any of secretariats foals win races?

He sired 663 foals, including 341 winners and 54 that won stakes races, but his ability as a stallion is still criticized. “Secretariat was a very good sire, but he wasn’t the magical sire that people wanted him to be,” says Ed Bowen, president of the Kentucky-based Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

How much did Secretariat make in stud fees?

Prospector’s progeny have earned $28 million, Secretariat’s $14 million.

Did Penny Chenery ever sell Secretariat?

Chenery made headlines by successfully syndicating Secretariat for $6.08 million and Riva Ridge for $5 million. Eventually the Meadow in Doswell, Virginia, also was sold to settle the estate.

Who was Secretariat’s best foal?

Secrettame. Secrettame won six of her ten starts, and then parlayed her talent on the racetrack into excellence as a broodmare.

Where is Secretariat buried?

Claiborne Farm

Every year, hundreds of people come to the Bluegrass to visit a landmark known primarily only to horse people: Secretariat’s grave at Claiborne Farm in Paris, just outside Lexington. Claiborne is the Fenway Park of Kentucky horse farms, one of the oldest and most respected operations.

Did Secretariat have any full siblings?

Straight Flush and Secretariat are both sons of the famous broodmare Somethingroyal, and thus brothers in her female family line. Technically, they are half-brothers since their fathers were different. Bold Ruler sired Secretariat, while Straight Flush was sired by Riva Ridge.

Who has Secretariat sired?

Secretariat has also been the broodmare sire of some of history’s greatest ever sires. Sires such as Storm Cat, A P Indy, Gone West, Dehere, Volksraad, Chief’s Crown and Summer Squall were all produced by daughters of the 1973 Triple Crown winner.

Why was Secretariat’s heart so large?

Secretariat’s hindquarters were the main source of his power, with a sloped croup that extended the length of his femur. When in full stride, his hind legs were able to reach far under himself, increasing his drive. His ample girth, long back and well-made neck all contributed to his heart-lung efficiency.”

What caused Secretariat laminitis?

As laminitis is a major life-threatening disease in horses, Dr. Swerczek’s research focused on nitrate toxicity as a suspected cause of laminitis, a suspected cause of the very laminitis that affected Secretariat, causing his premature death.

Did Barbaro sire any foals?

I) winner Barbaro, sired his first foal when a colt was born Feb. 20 at Calumet Farms near Lexington.

How old was Secretariat when he was euthanized?

Racing legend Secretariat was put down on Oct. 4, 1989, at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, after a month-long battle with laminitis. He was 19.

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