Thursday, January 22, 2009

Major Announcements


We wish to thank all of you for your unwavering support. We have some exciting news. We will be breeding our little Secret this year. She will be bred around March 1st, 2009 to Repriced (1988), winner of $288,412 at the track. The Roberto line is almost dead with only one other stallion left that is a direct decendent. Roberto (1969) was a sire of sires and one of the greatest race horses (Epsom Derby Winner), and stallions in the history of racing and breeding. Her baby will have clean blood (no inbreeding) and have alot of bone and mass as Repriced stands over 17 hands tall:) We are breeding her using the best cross of her grandfather, Mr. Prospector and Roberto. This cross has produced Barbaro, Rock Hard Ten, Kicken Kris, Film Maker, Lear's Princess, Hollywood Wildcat, Pine Island, Roativa, Dr. Fong, Riskaverse, and so many other Grade I winners. The Roberto line produces solid, sound race horses. Repriced has a 13% stakes winner per starter ratio. He has a 80% percent start ratio and a 55% win ratio from his foals. With her speed, and his size and clean blood, her baby will something to marvel at; we hope. She will just have to take it easy as this is her first baby:)

Our web site will be launched around February 6th, 2009 and Marc is 90 percent finished with his book on Secret Ta Gold.

There are some exciting media events coming up, and as soon they are confirmed, we will write a post.

Thanks again for the support.

Stay Tuned:)

Marc Raben
Best Kept Secret Racing, LLC

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Updates and more updates.....

Hello All,

I just wanted to let you know that we just got a call from the Jockey Club in Lexington, KY and it is official!! Secret Ta Gold's name will be pensioned for all time. This was due to her heart, talent, courage, spirit, inspiration and being such a great ambassador of the horse racing industry for her entire career. This a great honor they have bestowed on my little filly that was born in Illinois and fought so hard her entire life. This just reminds us of what great things we can do when our backs are against the wall and keep a dream alive. I write this to you because without your support, the world would not know about my little "Secret". All the positive people in her life have allowed her to make the difference that she did on so many people. Secret is such a special horse, and I believe I could breed horses until I am 95 and never have a horse with the class and quality of our little filly. We also have some exciting things coming up. I encourage you to watch her video's and see the impact she continues to make. is in the works and should be launched on February 6th, 2009. Secret has an event on May 16th (her fifth birthday) that we expect over 250 people will attend including her Wish children. We hope you will attend. Marc is 70% done with her book and will be reading from it at the event.

Stay tuned for more media and press updates in the works.......

I just wanted to say we couldn't have done any of this without you.

My little filly made a difference...thats all I can ask for. And she will continue to......

Love, Marc & Secret Ta Gold
Best Kept Secret Racing LLC