Bill Nack with Secretariat
Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Master Storyteller

Few writers have captured the brilliance and majesty of the Thoroughbred as well as Bill Nack. His prized Sports Illustrated features and books on racing legends Secretariat and Ruffian are infused with a voice that hovers “somewhere between that of Yeats and a stablehand,” as judges wrote after honoring him recently with a lifetime achievement […]

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Mia tries on her Secretariat costume
Barn Buddies: ‘Little Big Red’ In Secretariat’s Meadow

As Leeanne Ladin looked at the calendar, planning ahead for the upcoming Virginia Horse Festival at the Meadow Event Park, she realized she had a problem. Ladin is Secretariat tourism manager at the park, which sits on the site of Penny Chenery’s Meadow Farm. As she brainstormed ways to get festival attendees to interact with […]

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Secretariat following the 1973 Kentucky Derby
Secretariat Birthday Celebration At The Meadow Set For March 24-26

It’s been 47 years since legendary Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born at The Meadow in Caroline County, Virginia on March 30, 1970. Today his historic birthplace is the celebration destination for legions of devoted fans who wish to remember the great racehorse and meet members of the Meadow Stable team he took on the […]

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Durkin To Emcee Equestricon; Lineup To Include Over 45 Special Events

Equestricon, LLC., announced Monday an unprecedented lineup consisting of more than 45 panels, discussions, events, celebrity appearances, book signings and additional programming for the inaugural Equestricon™, scheduled for August 13-15, 2017 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The preliminary menu, crafted to the interests of fans at all levels of the sport, represents only an […]

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Victor Espinoza smiles as California Chrome wins the Awesome Again
Twice As Nice: California Chrome Earns Second ‘Vox Populi’ Award

California Chrome, the 5-year-old chestnut champion whose 2016 stellar season catapulted him to be North American racing’s all-time leading earner, again has been selected to receive the 2016 Secretariat Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award. The award recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the American public and gained […]

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This bronze statue of Man o'War was created by Marilyn Newmark, and is featured in the TRF's holiday auction
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Online Holiday Auction Lasts Through Dec. 5

Items celebrating the racing careers of such Thoroughbreds at Triple Crown winners Secretariat, American Pharoah and Affirmed, as well as legends like Man o’War and Seabiscuit will be offered during the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Annual Online Holiday Auction fundraiser that begins Monday, November 21st at 8 a.m. concluding Monday, December 5th at 10 p.m. […]

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Vox Populi trophy to be awarded at Santa Anita on Jan. 14, 2017
Vox Populi Voting Now Open: Finalists Are Beholder, California Chrome, Songbird, Tepin

Online voting is now open for the seventh annual winner of the Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year. Four […]

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The story of Secretariat was made into a feature film in 2010
Fact And Fiction: Reality And Embellishment In Favorite Racing Films

It isn’t hard to ruffle feathers among horseplayers and racing fans; they argue about which horse is most likely to win a race, which issues the industry should be most concerned to solve, and who should be Horse of the Year. Get them going on movies, though, and you may well discover even deeper rifts […]

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Almanzor has beaten Arc and Breeders' Cup Turf winner Found in his last two starts
Bloodlines Presented By Woodbine: Almanzor Accelerates To World Class Status

With his victory in the Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, Almanzor reaffirmed a margin of superiority over Found (by Galileo), who had been second to Almanzor in the G1 Irish Champion Stakes before she won the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. There is a strong possibility that Found now needs 12 furlongs to […]

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Ron Turcotte and Secretariat prior to the 1973 Preakness
Ron Turcotte To Sign Autographs Thursday At Kentucky Downs

Fans at Kentucky Downs on Thursday can meet Secretariat jockey Ron Turcotte and get his autograph for a $20 donation, with net proceeds going to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The signing will begin at 11 a.m. in an area near the track side of the clubhouse. There also will be a silent auction of […]

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