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Verifiable in his paddock at the Ellis family farm in Kentucky

One of the oldest Secretariat sons dies

Verifiable, one of the oldest living Secretariat stallions, was euthanized Sept. 28th after becoming extremely ataxic and falling twice in his Kentucky pasture, the Exceller Fund reports. He was 28. His death came at the close of one of his happiest years, says Nicole Smith, Exceller Fund volunteer executive director. Rescued the previous year from a farm that confined him to a stall for six years, Verifiable was fostered by well-known Kentucky horsemen Jackie and Ercel Ellis and cared for like a family pet. Remembered as a spunky and good-natured horse, Smith notes that it was nearly impossible to get […]