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One of the Oldest Secretariat Sons Dies

Offbeat  (tags: animals, interesting, horses )

- 1688 days ago -
Rescued the previous year from a farm that confined him to a stall for six years, Verifiable was adopted by well-known Kentucky horsemen Jackie and Ercel Ellis and cared for like a family pet.

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Azaima A (207)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:02 am
glad he had a good final part of his life

Georgeta Trandafir (33)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:10 am

Veronique L (209)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:46 am
This is sad....

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 8:06 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 9:42 am
RIP sweetie. So happy you had a wonderful happy life unlike so many of your friends. Thx Jill

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:42 pm
I'm glad he spent his last year among loving people ...
Thank you for sharing this sad and beautiful story.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:46 pm
May God remember him.

Christeen A (368)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:25 pm
Bless you.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 4:04 pm
So nice to read that Verifiable was rescued from being kept in a stall all the time, finally had room to run and rest in the pasture. He was such a magnificent horse! RIP Verifiable!
Thank You for sharing this story,.JIll.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:09 pm
Noted, thanks.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:29 am
At least he had some good times before he died!

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:32 am
Secretariat was really something. If I had the means, I would have loved to have had one of his offspring. It doesn't shock me as to how Verifiable was once treated. Remember Ferdinand? Ferdinand won the 1986 Kentucky Derby and 1987 Breeders' Cup Classic. He was voted the 1987 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year & he was sent to & killed at a slaughterhouse!!! How does a horse accomplish feats such as these, yet wind up killed at a slaughterhouse??? It just goes to show that it doesn't matter what a horse once was. Once their career is over & if they don't do really well at stud, their owners don't give a d*mn about them anymore. This makes me furious!!!


Sandi C (98)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:01 am
glad the last years of his life was with a caring family.

mar l ene d (264)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 6:40 pm
noted sadly ty

Nimue Michelle P (339)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:24 am
One happy year out of 28, at least it was something. RIP old gentleman.

jaya Sinha (26)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:26 am
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