Grand Falls Honors Hometown Hero Turcotte With Statue

by | 07.20.2015 | 9:55am
Ron Turcotte and Secretariat prior to the 1973 Preakness

The town of Grand Falls, New Brunswick, honored its hometown hero and riding legend Ron Turcotte with the unveiling of a monument on Sunday.

CBC News was on hand for the ceremony. The bronze statue depicts Turcotte aboard Secretariat as the pair hit the finish line in the 1973 Belmont Stakes.

“I have received many awards and trophies from all over, but to have my own town honour me in this way is very special to me and my family,” Turcotte said.

Read more at CBC News

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