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California Chrome wins the Preakness

here is California Chrome's grandsire Pulpit's grandsire Secretariat winning the Belmont

Secretariat Belmont

here is California Chrome winning the Preakness

Cali Preakness

fingers crossed


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May. 21st, 2014 01:30 am (UTC)
How did I miss that relationship?

Danke for pointing out.

Does everyone who keeps up w/horse racing know this now and I'm just woefully behind?

Yeah, I know, lotsa horses related to each, probably a cajillion to secretariat by now, but still, woohoo! Hopefully will get a Belmont throwback to cap off the crown.
May. 22nd, 2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
Kind of. A lot of horses descend from A.P. Indy, whose dam's sire was Secretariat.

A.P. Indy sired Pulpit, another great sire, and Pulpit has been a sire of sires, such as CC's dad Lucky Pulpit.

Interestingly, Untapable, the Oaks-winning filly, has exactly the same relationship to Secretariat, except she is by the Pulpit son Tapit.

But not all of them LOOK like they should be called Big Red.
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