03/20/2006 12:00AM

Secrettame dies at age 28


Secrettame, dam of the successful racehorse and sire Gone West, died Friday after colicking. She was 28.

Secrettame colicked Friday morning and was sent to the Rood and Riddle clinic in Lexington, Ky., where she died.

Bred by the late equine surgeon Dr. William O. Reed and campaigned by his wife, Audrey, Secrettame was a Grade 2-placed stakes winner. She won 6 of her 10 starts and finished second once, in the 1981 Gazelle, then a Grade 2. Her stakes victory came in the second division of the 1983 Shirley Jones Handicap at Gulfstream. Bruce Johnstone trained her.

Secrettame was a daughter of Secretariat and the Tim Tam mare Tamerett. Her first foal, a Mr. Prospector colt foaled in 1984, was Gone West. He developed into a Grade 1 winner and multiple stakes winner before retiring to stud. Gone West has gotten such runners as 2004 champion sprinter Speightstown, European champions Zafonic and Royal Abjar, two-time Breeders' Cup Mile winner Da Hoss, Breeders' Cup Turf winner Johar, and multiple Grade 1 winner Came Home.

Secrettame also produced Grade 2 winner Lion Cavern and Grade 3-placed Multiengine.

* Nasty Affair, a seven-time stakes winner, was euthanized March 9 at age 22. A Nasty and Bold mare, Nasty Affair had been boarded at Indian Creek Farm in Paris, Ky., and died there. She was the dam of Grade 3 winner Mountain Affair.

PedigreeJared More than 1 year ago
Sadly, Secrettame only has one branch of her female line remaining in the United States. Treasure Chest (out of Secregold, who was out of Secrettame), owned by Harris Farms in CA, and her daughters, are the last remaining members of the Secrettame female line remaining in the United States. The rest have all been exported to GB and Japan, mostly. A recent 2-generation run on Treasure Chest revealed this to me. Hopefully this family will remain in the United States. The exported members of the family are doing very well abroad.