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Derby contenders have no shortage of Secretariat bloodlines

The Kentucky Derby has been called the most exciting 2 minutes in all of sports. In 1973 Virginia-born Secretariat made it the most exciting 1 minute and 59 and two-fifths seconds.



Groundshaker star attraction of Hoofprints of History Tours

Groundshaker star attraction of Hoofprints of History Tours
It’s been a long time since Thoroughbred horses have lived at Secretariat’s birthplace at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, but things have come full circle.



Big Red is still running for the roses

In 1973, Virginia-born Secretariat sailed across the finish line at the Kentucky Derby on his way to a record-breaking sweep of the Triple Crown. His times in the Derby, Preakness and Belmont still stand today.



Can derby winner Nyquist maintain streak for two more races?

When the undefeated Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby on May 7, he boosted his winning streak to eight races. His victory also boosted the inevitable speculation on whether he could capture the Triple Crown, which was won for the first time in 37 years by American Pharoah in 2015. 



Rare Meadow Stable memorabilia now housed at Secretariat’s birthplace

The birthplace of Secretariat at The Meadow Event Park is now the site of a rare memorabilia collection from the early days of Meadow Stable. 




Angus bull statue to be re-dedicated at new home during State Fair

An iconic Angus bull statue has a new home at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County and will be re-dedicated at 1 p.m. on Sept. 27 during the State Fair of Virginia.



New Secretariat stride markers installed at The Meadow

Hailed as “America’s Super Horse” in 1973, the legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat possessed many attributes that contributed to his racing prowess. One of the most notable was his ground-swallowing 25-foot stride.



Secretariat sets another record with giant replica horseshoe

The world’s largest horseshoe, certified by Guinness World Records, is an exact replica of a racing shoe worn by Virginia-born Triple Crown champion Secretariat. 



Giant pumpkin breaks State Fair record for second year in a row

The winner of this year’s State Fair of Virginia giant pumpkin competition broke his own record.



Penny Chenery’s last racehorse to be star attraction at festival, eventual resident at The Meadow Event Park

Secretariat great-great-granddaughter Groundshaker will be coming to her ancestral home as the star attraction of the annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration during the Virginia Horse Festival April 1-3 at The Meadow Event Park.



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