Tag Archives: Secretariat

Before there was Big Red…there was “the Great Red Fox”

                                                          A century before Meadow Stable, home of Hall of Famers Secretariat, Riva Ridge, Hill Prince and Cicada, put Doswell, Virginia on the racing map, Bullfield Stable in nearby Hanover County dominated the American racing scene.  Its most famous son … Continue reading

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Setting Secretariat’s Preakness Record Straight…It’s About Time!

                                            One second.  That’s all that stands between Secretariat and a complete record-breaking sweep of the Triple Crown. If Penny Chenery and the president of the Maryland Jockey Club, Thomas Chuckas,  can prevail, this situation will finally be rectified after 40 years. … Continue reading

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Secretariat Descendants Dominating the 2012 Derby!

Secretariat is running in the Derby this Saturday!  Of the 20 contenders in the field, 16 of them can boast Big Red in their bloodlines.  (verified through http://www.pedigreequery.com)   The daughters of  America’s Super Horse  whose sons (Secretariat’s grandsons) established these dominant bloodlines are: Weekend … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Big Red!

March 30, 1970….a legend was born on a storied piece of land called The Meadow in Caroline County, Virginia. His fame would extend far beyond its pastures and paddocks.  Decades later, his legacy and the loyalty of his legions of fans remains undiminished by the … Continue reading

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The Secretariat Birthday Party Goes On!

Some of you may have heard the sad news that The Meadow, which was owned by the State Fair of Virginia, has been closed to the public.  The Fair (a private, not for profit organization) was forced into Chapter 7 … Continue reading

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Risen Star, Son of Secretariat

    In light of the upcoming Risen Star Stakes on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Fairgrounds racetrack in New Orleans, we wanted to share a little something about its namesake.  Risen Star  (1985–1998) was one of Big Red’s best and biggest colts.  He was … Continue reading

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The Big Red Flame Keeps Burning Up the Track

(We’re a bit behind schedule because of the holidays but wanted to get in one more post before the New Year, so thanks for your patience.) In our last post we promised to write about all the Secretariat descendants who … Continue reading

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Secretariat’s Descendants – From the Homestretch to the Home Front: Little Red’s “Golden” Opportunity in the Rockies

This new series will look at some of Secretariat’s most famous progeny and how the mighty stallion of Meadow Stable continues to fire the blood of some of the best racehorses on the track today. We will also look at the … Continue reading

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October 4, 1989…Remembering Big Red

  It’s hard to believe that 22 years have passed since Secretariat died on October 4, 1989.    It’s hard to believe because, in many respects, his presence seems stronger than ever.    Kate Chenery Tweedy and I see the unquenchable passion for this … Continue reading

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Secretariat’s Descendants…from the Homestretch to the Homefront

  This new series will look at some of Secretariat’s most famous progeny and how the mighty stallion of Meadow Stable continues to fire the blood of some of the best racehorses on the track today. We will also look at … Continue reading

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