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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.


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Big Red is still running for the roses

In 1973, Secretariat sailed across the finish line at the Kentucky Derby on his way to a record-breaking sweep of the Triple Crown.


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Secretariat descendants dominate Kentucky Derby

The spirit of Secretariat was alive and well at the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2. The top five Thoroughbreds to cross the finish line all boasted the 1973 Triple Crown champion in their pedigrees, starting with winner and odds-on favorite American Pharoah.


Call 811 sponsors Kentucky Derby jockey Victor Espinoza

‘Columbia Gas of Virginia, a member of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) and Virginia 811, announced that CGA and more than 30 of its member organizations have partnered to sponsor jockey Victor Espinoza, who will ride the early favorite at this Saturday’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.


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Secretariat descendants dominating road to Kentucky Derby

They say the Kentucky Derby is the most exciting 2 minutes in all of sports. On May 5, 1973, Secretariat made it the most exciting 1 minute, 59 and 2/5 seconds in sports.


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Secretariat descendants in running for awards

Several descendants of Triple Crown champion Secretariat are in the running for Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious awards.


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Secretariat descendants in running for awards

Online voting concluded Dec. 17 for the fifth annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi or “Voice of the People” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resonated with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year.


Get ready for a ‘swine’ time! Rosaire’s Royal Racers returning to State Fair

At the Kentucky Derby, the horses trot onto the track at the call to the post. At this year’s State Fair of Virginia, Rosaire’s Royal Racers will heed the “call to the pork.”


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Secretariat descendants to descend on The Meadow for show

The Meadow Descendants Gathering at the new Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show will bring together 51 horses that are related to Secretariat or other Meadow Stable champions.


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Secretariat descendants were in full force for 2014 Triple Crown

Even though the Triple Crown trophy went unclaimed yet again, the bloodlines of the greatest Triple Crown champion of all, Virginia-born Secretariat, dominated the track throughout the journey.


California Chrome now only 12 furlongs from Triple Crown fame

California Chrome won the Preakness Stakes on May 17 in a thrilling follow-up to his commanding win in the Kentucky Derby.


Waynesboro YMCA Spring Gala set for Friday, May 2

The Waynesboro Family YMCA is hosting its 28th annual Spring Gala at the Best Western Waynesboro on Friday, May 2nd at 6 p.m.


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Family tradition: Secretariat descendants include lots of winners

When Virginia-born Secretariat began his racing career, some experts doubted he could “go the distance” and win the longer races. His sire, Bold Ruler, was known as a speed horse, which fueled that skepticism.


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Secretariat, the horse with heart, inherited the ‘X factor’

As Valentine’s Day approaches, thoughts naturally turn to matters of the heart. For fans of Virginia native and Triple Crown winner Secretariat, that has a two-fold meaning.


Ride With Pride’s Kentucky Derby Open Horse Show

Ride With Pride will be sponsoring the Kentucky Derby  Open Horse Show  May 5th at Cedar Creek Stables. Classes will include jumping, flat, and games. $5 per class. Special prizes for the Kentucky Derby classes. Classes start at 9 a.m. Concession stand will be available. Raffle items  and prize for the best Derby hat. Come […]


Open Horse Show sponsored by Ride With Pride

Ride With Pride will be sponsoring the Kentucky Derby  Open Horse Show  May 5th at Cedar Creek Stables. Classes will include jumping, flat, and games. $5 per class. Special prizes for the Kentucky Derby classes. Classes start at 9 a.m .  Concession stand will be available. Raffle items  and prize for the best Derby hat. […]


Mark Derby Day with the WTA

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The Wayne Theatre Alliance joins with Craig and Nikki Nargi, owners of the Hermitage Hill Farm and Stable, for the annual celebration of the Kentucky Derby on May 1 from 4 to 8 p.m.


Celebrate Derby Day in Waynesboro

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net You won’t be in Kentucky, but otherwise you’ll feel like you’re at the Derby. “It will be a mix of high times and old town,” said Phyllis Pendergraft, one of the organizers of Horses and Hats, a Kentucky Derby party being sponsored by the Wayne Theatre Alliance in Waynesboro on […]