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Celebrate Secretariat’s legacy at the Virginia Horse Festival and year-round

Celebrate Secretariat’s legacy at the Virginia Horse Festival and year-round
If you’re a fan of legendary Thoroughbred racehorse Secretariat, you’ll want to celebrate his birthday at his birthplace, The Meadow, with members of the Secretariat racing team.



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.



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. 




Triple Crown legend’s legacy lives on at The Meadow

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



Outback extraordinaire headlines Virginia Horse Festival at The Meadow Event Park

Outback extraordinaire headlines Virginia Horse Festival at The Meadow Event Park
Outback horseman extraordinaire Guy McLean will perform and hold clinics at the third annual Virginia Hose Festival March 24-26 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.



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. 



Farm Bureau, George Washington Regional Commission receive award for Meadow historic designation

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with the George Washington Regional Commission, recently received a 2015 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation.



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.



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.