Physical Facts about Secretariat

by: Bob Fox

Let's get some physical facts about Secretariat. This is really for the students of the breed.

The NYRA's Dr. M. A. Gilman measured his development from two to three as follows:

October at 2                               October at 3

Height
 16 hands, 3/4 inches                 16 hands, 1 1/2 inches

Point of shoulder to point of shoulder
16 inches                                     16 1/2 inches

Girth
 74 inches                                   76 inches

Withers to point of shoulder
28 inches                                     28 1/2 inches

Elbow to ground
37 1/2 inches                               38 1/2 inches

Point of shoulder to point of hip
46 inches                                    49 inches

Point of hip to point of hip
25 inches                                     26 inches

Point of hip to hock
 40 inches                                    40 inches

Point of hip to buttock
 24 inches                                    24 inches

Poll to withers
 40 inches                                   40 inches

Buttock to ground
 53 1/2 inches                              55 1/2 inches

Point of shoulder to buttock
 68 inches                                    69 1/2 inches

Circumference of cannon under knee
8 1/4 inches                                 8 1/2 inches

His weight March 29, before the Triple Crown series, was 1,555 pounds.

Weighed June 15 after these events, he tipped the beam at 1,131 pounds.

His weight October 22, just previous to his farewell to colors, was 1,154 pounds.