secretariat

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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Meadow Event Park To Honor Secretariat, Riva Ridge’s Birthdays March 30

The Meadow Event Park, historic birthplace of the 1973 Triple Crown champion in Caroline County, will present the annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration on Saturday, March 30 with an array of festivities that will include a 50th birthday tribute to stablemate Riva Ridge. The 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner was known as the “horse […]

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‘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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New Lexington Memorial To Secretariat Could Be A Traffic Stopper

Maryjean Wall, a member of the Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., provides a progress report in the Lexington Herald-Leader on a planned memorial to 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat that she says will be “larger than life.” The bronze statue, being sculpted in Norman, […]

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