Secretariat's Lock of Hair Hits Auction Block, Could Fetch $10K

Secretariat hair

A lock of hair from Secretariat — arguably the greatest racehorse of all time — has just hit the auction block … and it can be all yours, if you’ve got a bunch of extra cash laying around!!

TMZ Sports has learned … a 12-inch strand from the thoroughbred’s mane that was obtained in the 1980s has just gone up for sale at Lelands — and, experts there say it could sell for as much as $10,000.

Secretariat hair

We’re told the piece of Secretariat’s fur was gathered at Churchill Downs in the late ’80s, when a groomer handed it over as a gift for a horse racing fan.

Of course, it’s worth a bunch of money now considering Secretariat’s incredible resume.

The horse was the 1973 Triple Crown winner … and STILL holds the fastest time in all three races (Kentucky, Preakness, Belmont).

Secretariat — who died in 1989 — was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1974 and has statues at several stakes, including Belmont. The horse was also honored with a postage stamp in 1999.

There’s also 263 roads in the U.S. named after him — more than any athlete.

Opening price on the lock is $2,500, with bidding set to end Dec. 11.

Good luck!

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