Golden Act (1976–2000) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Sired by Gummo, a grandson of Nasrullah who was a son of the extremely important sire, Nearco, he was out of the mare Golden Shore.
Conditioned in California by trainer Loren Rettele, at age two Golden Act's most important stakes results were a win in the El Camino Stakes and a second to Flying Paster in the Norfolk Stakes. At age three, he was a standout in American racing but was overshadowed by Spectacular Bid, a future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee and a horse ranked No.10 in the Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century.
In the leadup to the 1979 U.S. Triple Crown series, Golden Act finished second in the California Derby at Golden Gate Fields in the San Francisco Bay Area. He then won the Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans and in April was sent to Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas where he won the Arkansas Derby.
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