Tag: Triple Crown

Will there be a Triple Crown winner this year?

For the second time in almost thirty years, we could have another Triple Crown champion on our hands in 2017.

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.

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.

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.

Secretariat’s Triple Crown still shines

American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, is basking in the national media spotlight, and deservedly so. Rising to meet every challenge of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, he is now only the 12th horse since 1919 to claim racing’s most elusive prize. As icing on the cake, he is a great-great-great grandson of Secretariat, still hailed as the greatest Triple Crown champion of all.

Secretariat jockey to headline birthday celebration

Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte, who piloted Secretariat to his historic Triple Crown victory in 1973, will headline the annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow March 27-29.

Secretariat descendants in running for awards

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

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.

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State Fair showcased Virginia’s horse heritage

The historic yearling barn area at The Meadow Event Park, once a hub of equine activity when Secretariat lived there as a frisky colt, came alive again during the State Fair of Virginia.

‘Hoofprints of History’ tours readying for a fall run at The Meadow

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.

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State Fair of Virginia local music lineup

The charismatic Peppas of VCU and the inaugural Latin Music Festival are two of many highlights that will grace the Taste The Local stage at the Triple Crown Amphitheater during the 2014 State Fair of Virginia.

Fiddle and banjo competitions return to State Fair of Virginia

The 2014 State Fair of Virginia, dedicated to showcasing the best of Virginia, is seeking the state’s best banjo players and fiddlers to compete on Oct. 4 during this year’s fair.


Thoroughbred horse event to showcase retrained race horses

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.

State Fair booking performers for local music stage

The 2014 State Fair of Virginia is seeking the state’s best performers—musicians, dancers and others—to share their talents during this year’s event, which will run from Sept. 26 through Oct. 5.

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.

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.

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.

UVa. season tix, Tech, Lakers-Celtics

Best Seat in the House column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Some random thoughts on what’s going on in sports these days … – How do you like the way UVa. is selling its football packages next year? You can buy Southern Cal tickets without having to buy season tickets now, but you have to buy them […]