Secret Savings, a Kentucky-bred who achieved racing and siring success in Australia, was euthanized in December because of complications from laminitis. The son of Seeking the Gold was 17 and had stood at Emirates Park Stud in Murrurundi in New South Wales, Australia.
Secret Savings raced in the United States for breeder/owner Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps before being sent to Australia in 1996. For Phipps, Secret Savings won six of 17 races and earned $184,540. Despite being tested in several stakes, he never was able was to win or place in one. That quickly changed after he was sent to Australia to race in 1997.
Racing for Nasser Lootah, Secret Savings won the Doncaster Handicap (Aust-I) and two other group III events. In his only other start Down Under, he ran third in the George Ryder Stakes (Aust-I). He retired with career earnings of $908,048.
As a stallion, Secret Savings sired 15 stakes winners, including multiple group I winners Dash For Cash and Shamekha.
Secret Savings’ dam, Jurisdictional, is a full or half-sister to grade I winners Adjudicating, Dispute, and Time for a Change.