Secretariat 50th Birthday Celebration On March 28 At The Meadow Event Park

On March 30, 1970, a legend was born.  A fiery red colt named Secretariat took his first breath in a foaling shed at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable in Caroline County, VA. In 1973, he left the world breathless with his spectacular and incomparable Triple Crown. Those three track records remain unbroken, and his bloodlines still […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum Surprises Mercy Academy Student As Art Contest Winner

Kentucky Derby Museum is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winner of the 34th annual Horsing Around with Art competition, presented by WinStar Farm. Anna Federico, a senior at Mercy Academy, was surprised during school Tuesday with a dozen red roses, and will be awarded six box seats to the 146th Kentucky Derby, a ribbon, […]

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Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Thorwarth Has Traveled The Track And The Red Carpet; Now He Serves A Higher Power

In 2005, jockey Otto Thorwarth had become disenchanted with race riding, particularly the battle against his weight. He returned to his hometown of Hot Springs, Ark., but struggled to close out his jockey career because he believed he eventually would pair with a champion mount. Then, he says he received a directive from above. “I […]

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Breeders’ Cup Flashback: ‘Iron Lady’ Cements Horse Of The Year Status In 1986 Distaff

Although she had already won nine graded stakes, seven of them Grade I’s, from 14 starts in 1986, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Klein’s Lady’s Secret didn’t have Horse of the Year honors firmly in her grasp until she demolished seven rivals going a mile and one quarter in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff on […]

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Jack Whitaker – A Man For All Seasons

It ranks as one of the greatest sporting events in history – Secretariat’s Belmont that broke a long Triple Crown drought and gave Americans something to root for in a time of Watergate and Vietnam.  What is lost in all of those feel good moments is the performance of the CBS broadcast team headed by […]

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Secretariat’s 1973 Preakness Garland Returns To Auction

The green flower garland draped over Secretariat in the winner’s circle after capturing the 1973 Preakness Stakes will be auctioned by Robert Edward Auctions. Bidding runs from July 26-August 18. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online. This garland, which was originally covered with hundreds of black-eyed Susan flowers, originates directly from Secretariat’s owner, Mrs. Penny Chenery. […]

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‘Proud Of What We Have Accomplished’: Colonial Downs Reopens After Five Years

Thoroughbred horse racing is back in Virginia. Colonial Downs, which originally opened on September 1, 1997 and then closed on October 14, 2014, is once again open for business with the newly named Secretariat Turf Course. Secretariat, who was born at Meadow Stable in Doswell, Va., in 1970, took the Triple Crown in 1973 when […]

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Colonial Downs Recognizes Virginia’s ‘Native Son’ With Secretariat Turf Course

Colonial Downs Group announced today plans to name its turf course for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. A name synonymous with the sport of Thoroughbred racing, Secretariat was born at Meadow Stable in Doswell, Va., in 1970. He became a national hero in his historic 1973 Triple Crown campaign that set records in each of […]

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Over 170 Riders Participate In Canter For The Cause Event at Pimlico Benefits TAA

More than 170 riders from across the Mid-Atlantic region, ranging in age from 2 to 80, took part in the sixth annual Canter for the Cause at Pimlico Race Course Sunday, June 2, to raise awareness and funds for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club and The Equiery, Canter for the […]

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