Just discovered this post at Fran Jurga's Horse Health blog--re: the North Dakota Thoroughbred who's been chosen to play Secretariat in Disney's upcoming film on the late, great equine superstar.
His regular home has been at the North Dakota Horse Park, where my nephew, Matt Smith, races his TB mare. Small world, since that is very near where I grew up, and where our new colt Smitty will be coming from next week!
Huh. With all the bluebloods in Kentucky and elsewhere, how amazing is it that a horse from the state most people have never been to ends up with the role?! Go, NoDak horses!