Definitions for secretariatˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər i ət
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sec•re•tar•i•atˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər i ət(n.)
the office or the officials entrusted with administrative duties, maintaining records, and overseeing or performing secretarial duties, esp. for an international organization:
the secretariat of the United Nations.
a group or department of secretaries.
Origin of secretariat:
1805–15; < F secrétariat < ML sēcrētāriātus
an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1973
The office or department of a government secretary.
Origin: From secrétariat.
alt. of Secretariate
Secretariat was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that in 1973 became the first U.S. Triple Crown champion in 25 years. He set race records in all three events in the Series – the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes – records that still stand today. He is considered to be one of the greatest Thoroughbreds of all time. In 1999, ESPN ranked Secretariat the 35th best athlete of the 20th century, the highest ranking racehorse on the list. He ranked second behind Man o' War in The Blood-Horse's List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century. Secretariat was sired by Bold Ruler out of Somethingroyal, by Princequillo. He was foaled at The Meadow in Caroline County, Virginia. Like his famous predecessor Man o' War, Secretariat was a large chestnut colt and was given the same nickname, "Big Red." Secretariat's grandsire, Nasrullah, is also the great-great-grandsire of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew. Owned by Penny Chenery, also known as Penny Tweedy, he was trained by Lucien Laurin and mainly ridden by Canadian jockey Ron Turcotte, along with apprentice jockey Paul Feliciano, and veteran Eddie Maple. He raced in Chenery's Meadow Stable's blue and white checkered colors. His groom was Eddie Sweat and exercise rider was Charlie Davis. Secretariat stood approximately 16.2 hands tall, and weighed 1,175 pounds, with a 75-inch girth, in his racing prime.
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