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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 Birthday Celebration At The Meadow Will Mark 45th Anniversary Of Triple Crown Win

The 45th anniversary of Secretariat’s historic Triple Crown will be the central theme of the annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at the Virginia Horse Festival at The Meadow Event Park March 23-25. Of the 12 horses to win the Triple Crown since its inception in 1919, only Virginia-born Secretariat broke all three track records, which are […]

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Charlie Davis, Exercise Rider For Secretariat, Dies After Brief Battle With Lung Cancer

The Secretariat Team announced today that Charlie Davis, the charismatic exercise rider for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, died early this morning from complications of lung cancer. He was 78. Davis, who was born on Feb. 2, 1940, in Orangeburg, S.C., started his vocation by cutting elementary school to watch the Thoroughbreds train on the […]

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Charlie Davis, Exercise Rider For Secretariat, Battling Lung Cancer

The Secretariat Team announced today that Charlie Davis, the colorful and engaging exercise rider for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer and will immediately begin chemotherapy and radiation treatments to combat it. “Charlie is in good spirits and ready to take on this challenge,” said Leonard Lusky, spokesman […]

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Friends, Racing Luminaries Highlight Monday’s Penny Chenery Memorial Service At Keeneland

A partial list of speakers and additional information regarding the public celebration of Helen “Penny” Chenery’s life have been announced.   The service will be held Monday, Oct. 9, at 1:30 p.m. ET at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion with a live video stream available at and The service is open to the public. […]

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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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Turcotte, Maple, Davis to Reunite at Secretariat’s Birthday Celebration

It’s been almost 44 years since legendary Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born at The Meadow on March 30, 1970, and legions of devoted fans are still celebrating the birthday of “America’s Super Horse.” The annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow in Doswell, Virginia will offer fans a triple treat on Saturday, March 29, […]

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