A half-brother to Secretariat (through Somethingroyal), Sir Gaylord was a Turn-To (whose grandsire was Nearco) son who was a favourite going into the 1962 KY Derby. But a hairline sesamoid fracture started his stud career early. Lucky for me (and many), he was bred to the My Babu daughter, Missy Baba, whose resulting filly, Gay Missile, was the grand-dam of the Secretariat daughter, Weekend Surprise, who foaled AP Indy.
Secretariat 40th Anniversary Triple Crown Print
SUNDAY SILENCE (USA) Br/blk c 1986. Halo - Wishing Well. Winner of the 1989 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes along with seven other races and 5 placings from 14 starts. A successful sire in Japan, he died of heart failure in August 2002 due to the effects of prolonged laminitis.
Secretariat & Eddie Sweat saying goodbye at Claiborne Farms upon Big Red's retirement.
Secretariat and Eddie Sweat, his beloved Groom
Secretariat-When I think I have found just about every photo of him , I find one more! He was a beauty!