Is American Pharoah the one? Horse racing fans everywhere are asking the question that has been posed many times over the past 37 years. Can this horse win the elusive Triple Crown?
Several descendants of Triple Crown champion Secretariat are in the running for Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious 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.
The legendary Secretariat made many a victorious trip across the finish line during his racing career. Tourists looking for an off-the-beaten-path day trip this fall can make tracks to his birthplace at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.
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.
The new Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show, which will be held July 25-27 at The Meadow Event Park, will highlight the versatility of former race horses in the show ring while showcasing the illustrious history of the venue.
California Chrome won the Preakness Stakes on May 17 in a thrilling follow-up to his commanding win in the Kentucky Derby.
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.
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.
More than 300 head of beef cattle at Burning Daylight Farm in Albemarle County spend their days lazily grazing. But on a hill overlooking the farm a magnificent stone barn remains from the farm’s previous focus, Thoroughbred racehorses.