Ron Turcotte

‘Rough, Little And Tough’: Former Jockey Rudy Turcotte Passes At Age 69

At the age of 69, former jockey Rudy Turcotte died on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Canada. He won the Grade 1 Laurel Futurity on Cure the Blues in 1980 and once rode six winners in a single day at Aqueduct, but his career was cut short due to alcoholism. “Despite his remarkable gifts as a […]

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In Their Own Words: Turcotte’s Unforgettable Ride Aboard Secretariat

The New York Racing Association concludes a series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” features prominent owners, trainers, jockeys and horsemen as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of […]

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Secretariat Spotlight Tour Scheduled For Sept. 4 At National Museum Of Racing

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a special spotlight tour centered around the racing career and legacy of Hall of Fame member and Triple Crown winner Secretariat on Monday, Sept. 4, the final day of the Saratoga Race Course meeting. Coinciding with Saratoga’s Hopeful Stakes, which Secretariat won in stakes-record […]

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Secretariat’s 1973 Belmont Stakes Blanket, Other Memorabilia To Be Offered At Exclusive Auction

Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes was one of the 20th century’s most lauded moments in sports: Two minutes and 24 seconds that are forever sealed in the American consciousness as Big Red captured the Triple Crown. After a performance for the ages, the newly crowned champion proudly donned the impressive blue Presentation […]

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Saratoga Race Course: Dos Historias Del “Cementerio De Los Campeones”

Cada verano el hipódromo de Saratoga, ubicado en Saratoga Springs, NY, abre sus puertas para albergar lo más selecto de la hípica norteamericana. Los mejores ejemplares, los profesionales y propietarios más destacados, las carreras más relevantes. Clase y belleza que conforman un espectáculo único en el deporte hípico que trasciende a nivel internacional. Pero Saratoga también […]

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Looking Back: Turcotte Recalls Secretariat’s ‘Outstanding’ Turf Form

He won the Belmont Stakes by a preposterous 31 lengths and established a new world record time in the process. In the inaugural Marlboro Cup, he dispatched a field of the world’s best dirt stars, again setting a world record. Assemble the greatest horses to ever grace the historic main track at Belmont Park and […]

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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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‘Secretariat’s Kentucky’ To Be In The Spotlight During Upcoming Secretariat Festival

The Bourbon County Secretariat Festival, which celebrates the life and legacy of the 1973 Triple Crown champion, Sept. 16-18 in Paris, Ky., is shaping up to be center stage for an assembly of esteemed racing celebrities as well as the premier source for notable racing memorabilia. The Secretariat Festival, in its ninth renewal this year, […]

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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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Ninth Annual Secretariat Festival To Showcase Bluegrass Farms, Racing Royalty

The Bourbon County Secretariat Festival, which celebrates the life and legacy of the 1973 Triple Crown champion, is set for Sept. 16-18 in Paris, Ky. For its ninth renewal this year, the Festival is moving its epicenter to Main Street in Paris’ historic downtown with excursions to nearby farms and will again draw Thoroughbred racing […]

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