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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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Secretariat Monument Unveiled At Keeneland Saturday

Keeneland is hosting the Secretariat Festival this weekend, an annual event that celebrates the beloved Triple Crown winner. This morning, the Secretariat Bronze Monument created by Jocelyn Russell and commissioned by the City of Lexington – and set to be permanently located in the roundabout at Old Frankfort Pike and Alexandria Drive in Lexington – was […]

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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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‘I’ve Never Met A Horseplayer Who Wasn’t My Friend’: Pineiro Ready For Belmont Stakes Challenge

Eric Pineiro will never forget his first Belmont Stakes. And neither will anyone else who has seen that race. Pineiro was just six years old in 1973 when his father and uncle took him and his brother from their house in Sunset Park, Brooklyn to the famed New York oval to see a Triple Crown […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: ‘Always Knew I Loved Animals’

For Kaila Sereg, her first experience working at the racetrack was a winning one. Kaila, who was an integral part of Rillito’s Equine Wellness Program came in with the will to learn the veterinarian side of the racing industry. However, throughout the six weeks of racing in Tucson, Ariz., she gained a vast amount of […]

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Secretariat Heritage Center Launched To Enhance Meadow Event Park Tourism

The Secretariat Heritage Center, a new 501c3 organization, has been formed to celebrate the legacy of Secretariat and Meadow Stable at The Meadow Event Park. The non-profit has plans to elevate the current Secretariat tour program and its existing historic assets to a national heritage tourism destination and educational center. Secretariat, acclaimed as the greatest […]

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