Ron Turcotte Documentary to Premiere Derby Week

by | 03.22.2013 | 8:26am
Secretariat, Eddie Sweat, and Ron Turcotte in the KY Derby winner's circle.

The new documentary, “Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte”, will have its world premiere May 2 in Louisville as part of the 2013 Kentucky Derby week festivities.

The film, which was produced by the National Film Board of Canada, was directed by award-winning filmmaker Phil Comeau and produced by the NFB's Maryse Chapdelaine. The documentary follows Turcotte as he “returns to the people and places that have marked his storied life.”

The world premiere, presented by the Kentucky Derby Museum and, will take place at the Baxter Theatre in Louisville. The evening will begin with an optional VIP cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., where guests are invited to join Turcotte, Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, and other racing celebrities. Tickets can be purchased through or by calling (502) 893-7997.

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  • Patti Davis

    Proceeds from the film’s premiere in Louisville will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, The Secretariat Foundation, and the Kentucky Derby Museum. Also, the film will be screened during Preakness week in Baltimore and Belmont week in New York.

  • Francis Bush

    Wonderful product. Its always splendid to see special programs developed and sponsored. Ron is such terrific person who has contributed so much to racing. Thank you Ron. Looking forward to the movie.

  • nu-fan

    Will this film be released for viewing on television or the Internet? Some of us on the West Coast might want to see it but I didn’t see any mention of it in this article. I’ve seen segments about Mr. Turcotte on HRTV’s Inside Information series; he seems like such a genuinely nice and generous person. And, considering his remarkable history in horseracing, he seems to have such humility.

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