It's true. Our very own Tabby Lane is a decedent on her dam's side to the great Triple Crown winner and star of the big screen. The lineage goes:
Secretariat was the sire of Secrettame, dam of Gone West, sire of Rodeo, sire of Keeley Chay, dam of our very own Tabby Lane.
Sure, it's a stretch, but he's there and while watching the film yesterday I thought of the connection to Big Red, hero of my youth, and I teared up a little. I wonder if Secretariat hated peppermints, too?