THE RACE IS ON TO BRING A SECRETARIAT MONUMENT TO HIS HOME STATE OF VIRGINIA!
VIRGINIA HAS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY IN 2023 TO CELEBRATE THE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF SECRETARIAT’S IMMORTAL TRIPLE CROWN BY UNVEILING THIS MAGNIFICENT MONUMENT!
Virginia, the birthplace of the legendary Secretariat, is now vying for the next magnificent Secretariat Monument, “Racing Into History,” by internationally acclaimed artist Jocelyn Russell. It is only fitting that this awe-inspiring artwork be placed in his home state, as he was born, raised and first trained at Meadow Stable in Caroline County. This historic bronze sculpture is the second and last of two monuments cast by the artist depicting the Meadow Stable champion, the other located in Lexington, Kentucky. At 21 feet long and 11.5 feet tall, “Racing into History” is the largest monument of Secretariat in existence. The monument cast should be completed by early 2022.
Here is Virginia’s golden opportunity: Ms. Russell, who conducted a great deal of research here, is personally committed to offering Virginia the monument first.
The Virginia effort to acquire this magnificent artwork is being led by Secretariat for Virginia or SECVA. This civic group consists of founding members closely associated with Secretariat’s legacy, such as Kate Chenery Tweedy, whose family owned and raced Secretariat. Others involved include with community and business leaders who wish to further recognize the champion’s historic ties to his home state and his importance in Virginia’s sporting history. Please see our new website for all the details!
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SECRETARIAT BIRTHPLACE TOURS SUSPENDED: The regular narrated tours at The Meadow have been suspended indefinitely due to Covid. Please check www.meadoweventpark.com for updates.
Secretariat’s birthplace at The Meadow is listed on the state and national historic registers.