THE RACE IS ON TO BRING THIS SECRETARIAT MONUMENT TO HIS HOME STATE OF VIRGINIA!
Virginia, the birthplace of the legendary Secretariat, is now vying for the next magnificent Secretariat monument, “Racing Into History,” (#2/2) 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 one of only two monuments cast by the artist depicting the Meadow Stable champion; the other is 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 second and final monument cast should be completed by early 2022.
Our goal is to bring this new larger-than-life Secretariat bronze to Virginia by early 2023 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his historic Triple Crown of 1973!
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 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.
Read about SECVA, Secretariat’s roots in Virginia, the creation of the first monument, and more at www.SecretariatForVirginia.com.