Secretariat’s birthplace sells for $5.35 million at auction
Secretariat’s birthplace, Meadow Farm, was sold at a foreclosure auction on Tuesday. The property had been owned by the State Fair of Virginia, but the organization defaulted on close to $80 million in financing from creditors and was forced to liquidate assets. The purchaser was Mark Lovell of Corodva, Tenn.-based Universal Fairs.
The auction of the farm included a 12,900-square-foot manor house, a 76,000-square-foot exhibition hall, a 9,700-square-foot pavilion, an extensive equestrian facility, as well as Secretariat’s preserved foaling shed and yearling barn.