"A Brilliant Racehorse".
"The mating of the greatest blood in Australia with potency of one of the greatest ever sires in the world has created this Equine Masterpiece".
Racing against a stellar crop, Major Secret excelled from the beginning. He was runner up in the Gr.2 $54,000 SA Southern Cross 2 y.o. final in only his second start, before taking out his heat and the final of the Gr.1 $100,000 2 y.o. Vicbred over Hector Jay Jay (1:50.5 $1.15m) and Messini (1:54.2 $711k) and finishing with a win in a heat of the Australasian Breeders Crown.
Backing up at three, he won one of the greatest NSW Derbies in a then World Record over Bit Of Bling (1:50.8 $1.67m), Isaiah (1:54.6 $587k) and Major Crocker (1:50.2 $685k). Incredibly, only three starters in that race completed their career with less than $300 000 in stake earnings. Competing against the best, he won another Vicbred heat and was placed in heats of both Victorian and NSW Derbies from only eight starts in the age group.
Easily handling the rise to open company, Major Secret went on to win the Vic Italian Cup, Gr.2 Tasmanian Cup, Gr.2 Horsham Cup, Launceston Cup, Gr.3 Mildura Cup and Central Vic Pacers Championship, along with placings in the Gr.3 Popular Alm FFA, Gr.3 Cobram Cup, Gr.3 Yarra Valley Cup, Eastern Challenge Final (listed) and Sokyola FFA.
Major Secret -- "Bred for Greatness".
Major Secret goes to stud as one of the best bred, best performed and best looking prospects in recent Australian breeding history.
He is by global super sire Art Major, whose Australian progeny alone have over $50,000,000 in earnings, and from one of the very best families in the studbook -- that of Larrakeyah Lady.
Major Secret's dam Secret Life (Safely Kept) has also produced Beauty Secret 1:52.4 $425,921 (Vic Oaks) Vanderley 1:54.2 and Somewhere Secret 1:53.8 $160 247 among her seven winners. She is a sister to super filly Lovelist 1:53.2 $222,889, Royal Crime 1:55.7 $101,753 and Punch Line 3, 1:54.2 $84,499 (12 wins from 24 starts).
Her daughters have already produced the likes of Out To Play 1:53.3 $343,457, Perfect Major 1:53.4 $228,743, Paintball 1:54.4 $100,000, That's Perfect 1:52.1 $166,378 (SX 2 & 3 y.o. finals) Striking Beauty 1:54.7 $83,000, Stay And Play 1:55.5 $89,000 (Vicbred Champ), and Perfect Look 1:53 (SX 3 y.o. F)
GR 1 NSW DERBY
Major Secret winning the GR.1 NSW Derby in a then World Record. 1:55.6 for a 3 year old over 1 1/2 miles.
GR 2 HORSHAM CUP
Bolting away with the GR.2 Horsham Cup, breaking the track record by 2.4 seconds, going 1:55.7 over 2700 metres
A CUP FAVOURITE
GR 2 TASMANIAN CUP
Starting as the favourite at $1.20, Major Secret ran home his last half a mile of the 2579m trip in 56.6 seconds.