The first Marlboro Cup in 1973 was conceived as a match race between Secretariat and Riva Ridge. What it evolved into was an extraordinary race with five champions in the seven-horse field. read blog
About 200 fans turned out to honor Seattle Slew as his final resting place was unveiled at Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington July 19. The great racehorse and stallion died May 7, 25 years to the day of his Kentucky Derby triumph in 1977.
Our Native outlived two of his very famous contemporaries, Mr. Prospector, whom he defeated in the 1973 Calumet Purse, and Secretariat, whom he followed across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) that year. But Our Native's age and health caught up with him on Aug. 26, when the 31-year-old stallion was euthanized at High Point Farm near Lexington.
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