During his 2-year-old season, Secret Circle proved that he could run very fast when winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint during an unbeaten season.
The son of Eddington, who was a capable two-turn stakes horse during his career, absorbed his first defeat in the Sham Stakes in January when he lost the lead in the stretch. He got back to the winner's circle with a strong performance in a division of the Southwest Stakes on February 20. After winning the Rebel Stakes to solidify his credentials as a classics hopeful in 2012, Secret Circle was sidelined following a second-place finish in the Arkansas Derby.
Secret Circle returned from a long layoff to win an optional claiming race against an overmatched field. The win set him up for the Breeders' Cup Sprint, where he secured success with a win.
The colt was purchased for $165,000 at the 2010 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training.