Howard B. Noonan &|
Angle Light is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Pilot Light by Quadrangle. He was born around 1970 in the United States, and was bred by Howard B. Noonan &|
|Wood Memorial Stakes (1973)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Angle Light (foaled 1970 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was bred by Howard B. Noonan and Runnymede Farm and was purchased and raced by Edwin Whittaker. Sired by 1964 Belmont Stakes winner, Quadrangle, he was out of the mare, Pilot Light.
Trained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Lucien Laurin, Angle Light remains best known for winning the April 21, 1973 Wood Memorial Stakes race at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, Queens, New York.  Stablemate, Secretariat, the reigning American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt and early favorite to win that May's Kentucky Derby, entered the race as a better than even-money favorite. However, unknown to most race fans, Secretariat had contracted a minor illness in the weeks before the Wood, and thus was not at peak efficiency for the race. Angle Light, a true speed horse who never won a race without an early lead, ran wire-to-wire under Jacinto Vasquez, with Sham finishing second and Secretariat in third.  Angle light finished tenth in the ensuing Kentucky Derby won by Secretariat.
Angle Light retired from racing with a record of 4-4-3 in 21 starts and earned $194,986.
- Nack, William. Secretariat: The Making of a Champion (2002) Da Capo Press ISBN 978-0306811333