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Imperatrice (1938-1972) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. She was the dam of Somethingroyal and 2nd dam of U.S. Triple Crown champion and Hall of Fame inductee, Secretariat (by Bold Ruler).

A Bay mare, Imperatrice was bred by W.H. Laboyteaux. In 1947 Imperatrice was purchased by Christopher Chenery's Meadow Stud. She raced 31 times finishing her track caree with 11 wins, 7 shows & 2 places. Some of her winning efforts included the New England Oaks, New Rochelle Handicapher, The Test Stakes 7 the Fall Highweight Handicap.

Imperatrice lived to the age of 34. She was the dam of winners: Imperial Hill (Hill Prince), Scattered (Whirlaway), Speedwell (Bold Ruler), Squared Away2 (Piping Rock).


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