LEXINGTON, Ken. (WVLT) -- A thoroughbred rescue organization discovered the last known living stallion sired by legendary racehorse Secretariat.
"Verifiable", a 27 year old stallion, was found living in a confined space where he'd been kept for years.
Officials with the Excellor Fund, an organization that works with retired racehorses, thought they were saving another no-name horse off the track. Little did they know they were saving a piece of history.
The did a little research and discovered that Verifiable is the oldest living stallion sired by legendary racehorse Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown championship in 1973, after the sport went 25 years without a winner.
Verifiable was not a big earner at the track, he sired only a few Thoroughbred foals, and his whereabouts prior to the past six years was uncertain.
The Excellor Fund helped bring Verifiable back to Kentucky where he was foaled in 1985, for rehabilitation and then retirement on a private farm.
The Excellor Fund created the Golden Years Fund in Verifiable's honor to help geriatric thoroughbreds in similar situations.