Perhaps not a spitting image of his great-great grandfather, but we learned recently that our kids' horse Dickens Storm aka "Dickie" is a relative of Secretariat. Don't believe me? Check out his ancestry below.
Dickens Storm was born April 7th, 1997 in Florida, and by the age of three he had begun his professional racing career. His top three performances of all time were at Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park and Belmont Park. He placed first at each of those venues.
His career earnings were $178,230 and averaged $6,365 per start.
We're not certain why his career ended or how he wound up at a small guest ranch in Colorado, but we're sure grateful to have him and his precocious spirit.
He leads a happy life here. Grinning and chomping his teeth before he gets his grain each morning. Taking small teens and kids out on rides, giving them a gentle ride, full of heart and kindness. Stretching out in a variety of yoga poses and licking the closest thing or person after he eats. He's a sweet boy with a quirky disposition. He doesn't brag about his fame, his career or who his great-great grandfather is. He simply takes each day in stride and loves on his people.