Descendants Day 2021 is on Wednesday, June 30, 2021: Where are Secretariat's descendants now-a-days?
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 is Descendants Day 2021. FEB 12 - 2012...... A GREAT DAY FOR DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM ... On Robertson Descendants Day,
Secretariat actually does have a lot of descendants racing, although they descend through his daughters, not his sons.
Secretariat is the sire of Terlingua, who became dam of leading sire Storm Cat, and he's the sire of Weekend Surprise, who became the dam of leading sire A.P. Indy. These are stallions who have literally dozens of sons and grandsons at stud, thus assuring that Secretariat's name will be found in the pedigrees of Thoroughbreds for a long time to come.
In the current Blood-Horse Stallion Register, there are 5 sons of Secretariat listed at stud: Akram, a foal of 1988 who placed in 3 stakes and is standing for a fee of $2,000 at Green Meadow Farm in Viriginia; Country Side, a 1985 foal who stands for a fee of $1,500 at Diamond J Farms in Texas; Regal Secret, a 1981 foal that's reported to be standing at private treaty at Harris Training Center in North Carolina ; Shelly's Charmer, a 1988 full brother to Horse of the Year Lady's Secret who stands at Jack Watson Farm in Ontario, Canada for a fee of $750.
Secretariat's son Tinner's Way, who earned over $1,800,000 on the track and was one of Secretariat's best racing sons, stood at stud until last year, when he was sent to live the life of a pensioner at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement home in Kentucky.
The reason for the official birth year for all NORTHERN HEMISPHERE horses being January 1st is that Thoroughbred races are classified by age. Two-year-olds only race against two-year-olds; and three-year-olds only race against three-year-olds until about midsummer, when they can start competing against older horses. It's too much to expect that the racing secretary at racetracks have to keep track of the individual birthdate of every horse on the grounds, so they use a universal birthdate of January 1-- in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, where the seasons are reversed, the universal birthdate is August 1.
(A couple of years ago, The Jockey Club started a crackdown on people who were reporting foals born late in December as having been foaled in January. It used to be the JC would take the breeder's word on foaling date unless the reported foaling date was 'way out of bed with the mare's reported covering dates. Nowadays, if you have a foal reported to have been born around the 1st week of January, you can expect a visit from a Jockey Club rep who will have a nice little talk with your vet and the people who work on your farm, and will verify that the foal was actually born when you say it was born, not a week or so earlier. Funny thing: a lot of farms that had been opening their breeding sheds earlier and earlier in February changed course and now won't breed anything earlier than mid-February.)
FWIW, in terms of Kentucky Derby winners, there doesn't seem to be any advantage to having a foal born in January or February vs. March, April or even May. There is an economic bias against mares sold at breeding stock sales that have a predicted foaling date late in may or early in June, and there is somewhat of an economic bias against yearlings sold at yearling sales that have foaling dates from about mid-May onwards, especially if they're on the small side or look immature.
Who are the modern day descendants of Jesus Christ?
All who are born of the Spirit........
"In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers. He says,
"I will declare your name to my brothers;
in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises." And again,
"I will put my trust in him." And again he says,
"Here am I, and the children God has given me."
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants. For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for[f]the sins of the people. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted."
"He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. "
Who are the descendants of Ishmael?
A descendant of Ishmael, the firstborn son of Abraham by Hagar, the Egyptian handmaid of Sarah. (Ge 16:1-4, 11) Ishmael, in turn, married an Egyptian by whom he had 12 sons (Nebaioth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, Kedemah), the chieftains of the various Ishmaelite clans. (Ge 21:21; 25:13-16) The Ishmaelites, therefore, were at the start one fourth Semitic and three fourths Hamitic, racially speaking.
As God had promised, the Ishmaelites grew to become “a great nation” that ‘could not be numbered for multitude.’ (Ge 17:20; 16:10) But instead of settling down (they built few cities), they preferred the nomadic life. Ishmael himself was “a zebra of a man,” that is, a restless wanderer who roamed the Wilderness of Paran and lived by his bow and arrows. His descendants were likewise tent-dwelling Bedouin for the most part, a people who ranged over the Sinai Peninsula from “in front of Egypt,” that is, to the E of Egypt and across northern Arabia as far as Assyria. They were noted for being a fierce, warlike people hard to get along with, even as it was said of their father Ishmael: “His hand will be against everyone, and the hand of everyone will be against him.”—Ge 16:12; 21:20, 21; 25:16, 18.
In further describing the Ishmaelites, it is said: “In front of all his brothers he settled down [Heb., na·phal′].” (Ge 25:18) Similarly, the Midianites and their allies, it was said, “were plumped [no·phelim′, a participle form of na·phal′] in the low plain” in Israelite territory until Gideon’s band forcefully routed them. (Jg 7:1, 12) Hence, when the Ishmaelites “settled down” it was evidently with the intent of holding on to the region until forcefully removed.
In the course of time it is quite likely that intermarriage between Ishmaelites and descendants of Abraham through Keturah (Ge 25:1-4) occurred, resulting in the inhabitants of sections of Arabia. Since Ishmael and Midian were half brothers, any intermarriage of their respective descendants with the amalgamation of their blood, habits, traits, and occupations could have given rise to an interchangeable usage of the terms “Ishmaelites” and “Midianites,” as is noted in the description of the caravan that sold Joseph into Egyptian slavery. (Ge 37:25-28; 39:1) In the days of Gideon the hordes that invaded Israel were described as both Midianites and Ishmaelites, one of the identifying marks of the latter being their gold nose rings.—Jg 8:24; compare Jg 7:25 and 8:22, 26.
The animosity Ishmael had toward Isaac seems to have been handed down to his descendants, even to the extent of hating the God of Isaac, for the psalmist, in enumerating those that are “the very ones intensely hating” Jehovah, includes the Ishmaelites. (Ps 83:1, 2, 5, 6) There were, however, evidently exceptions. Under the organizational arrangement instituted by David, Obil, who is referred to as an Ishmaelite, had supervision over the camels of the king.—1Ch 27:30, 31.
Muhammad, who lived in the seventh century C.E., claimed to be an Ishmaelite descendant of Abraham.