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Somethingroyal (1952-1983) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. She was the dam of U.S. Triple Crown champion and Hall of Fame inductee, Secretariat (by Bold Ruler).

A Bay mare, Somethingroyal was bred in Virginia by her owner Christopher Chenery's Meadow Stud. She raced one time, on August 2, 1954 at Saratoga Race Course, and was unplaced. She was 1973 Broodmare of the Year, and at age 18 became the oldest mare to foal an American Triple Crown winner.

Somethingroyal lived to the age of 31 and died in 1983. She was the dam of four stakes winners: Secretariat, Sir Gaylord (sire of Epsom Derby winner, Sir Ivor), First Family, and Syrian Sea; and five who placed in stakes: Somethingfabulous, Grand Coulee, Mostar, Capitol Asset and Cherryville.[1]


Pedigree of Somethingroyal
Prince Rose Rose Prince Prince Palatine
Indolence Gay Crusader
Cosquilla Papyrus Tracery
Miss Matty
Quick Thought White Eagle
Caruso Polymelian Polymelus
Sweet Music Harmonicon
Cinquepace Brown Bud Brown Prince
June Rose
Assignation Teddy
Cinq A Sept


  1. Somethingroyal Thoroughbred


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