Secretariat paid $2.20 to win and his 2:24 remains a world record for 1 1/2 miles on a dirt track, and it’s still two full seconds better than subsequent challengers to his Belmont Stakes record. The 2 3/5 seconds by which he broke Gallant Man’s 16-year-old track record was the equivalent of 13 lengths.
Can Seabiscuit beat Secretariat?
Though Seabiscuit was a valiant competitor, only Secretariat managed to attain Triple Crown glory. … Secretariat won the 1973 Triple Crown, while Seabiscuit defeated the Triple Crown recipient in 1938.
Who was faster SeaBiscuit or Secretariat?
SeaBiscuit was the horse for his time, but Secretariat in my estimation is THE Superhorse. … Secretariat still holds the fastest time for each of the Triple Crown races, winning the Kentucky Derby in 1 minute, 59.4 seconds, the Preakness in 1:53 and the Belmont in 2:24.
What killed Secretariat?
Secretariat had to be put down via lethal injection in October of 1989 after being diagnosed with laminitis, a painful, incurable condition that inflames the soft tissue of a horse’s foot.