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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Secretariat

Legendary Thoroughbred Champion
1970-1989

— (Bold Ruler - Somethingroyal, by Princequillo) —

 
 
Secretariat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
1. Secretariat Marker
Inscription.  Secretariat, a chestnut colt of imposing size and beauty, was the outstanding Thoroughbred of the last half of the 20th Century. He showed his brilliance early by earning the Horse of the Year Eclipse award as a two-year-old. He went on to win 16 of his 21 starts, sweeping the 1973 Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes, setting new track records in each race. His 31-length triumph in the Belmont awed the racing world and sports fans everywhere as one of the most thrilling sports events ever. Here, he is depicted in the winner's circle after the Kentucky Derby with his jockey Ron Turcotte aboard and led by his groom Eddie Sweat.
 
Erected by Edwin Bogucki, bronze by sculptor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1973.
 
Location. 38° 8.993′ N, 84° 31.198′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Iron Works Parkway and Iron Works Pike.
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Marker is near the entrance to Kentucky Horse Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington KY 40511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Man o' War/Isaac Burns Murphy Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Man o' War (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Burns Murphy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Descendants in Man o' War's Memorial Gravesite (about 400 feet away); African Americans in Racing (about 400 feet away); The Mostest Hoss (about 400 feet away); Getting Ready (about 400 feet away); Will Harbut and Man o' War (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Secretariat - Belmont Stakes 1973. Television broadcast of his dominating win to secure the Triple Crown. (The New York Racing Association, Inc., uploaded March 13, 2015) (Submitted on July 30, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Secretariat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
2. Secretariat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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