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Secretariat Heritage Center launched to establish tourism destination

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The recently announced Secretariat Heritage Center will get off to a running start on May 4.

The Meadow Event Park to host Secretariat Birthday Celebration

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The Meadow Event Park, historic Caroline County birthplace of the 1973 Triple Crown champion, will present its annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration on March 30. The festivities will include a 50th-birthday tribute to stablemate Riva Ridge. The 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner was known as the “horse that saved Meadow Farm.”

New State Fair exhibit will honor Secretariat owner

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A new exhibit paying tribute to Penny Chenery, owner of Triple Crown champion Secretariat, will debut at the State Fair of Virginia. The exhibit, which will honor her legacy at the birthplace of Secretariat, will serve as the highlight of the Meadow Hall tours during the fair.

Secretariat bloodline fueled new Triple Crown winner

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On June 9, a strapping chestnut colt named Justify sprang out of the starting gate in the Belmont Stakes and did not relinquish his lead, becoming the 13th Triple Crown winner in the competition’s 99-year history.

Secretariat exhibit now running at main street station

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Just in time for the May 5 Kentucky Derby, The Meadow Event Park has installed an exhibit called “Salute to Secretariat—Virginia’s Triple Crown Legend” in the Main Street Station gallery.

Derby Day at the Meadow celebrates Secretariat

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The first Derby Day at the Meadow promises much more than mint juleps.

Insider information draws visitors to Secretariat tours

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 “Awwwwwww,” 22 tour participants collectively exhaled after learning that Christopher Chenery never got to see Secretariat win the Triple Crown.

New licensing agreement will enhance experiences at Secretariat’s birthplace

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The Meadow Event Park is now an officially licensed affiliate of, which oversees the development and management of Secretariat-related enterprises for the Chenery family.

Derby contenders have no shortage of Secretariat bloodlines

The Kentucky Derby has been called the most exciting 2 minutes in all of sports. In 1973 Virginia-born Secretariat made it the most exciting 1 minute and 59 and two-fifths seconds.

Celebrate Secretariat’s legacy at the Virginia Horse Festival and year-round

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If you’re a fan of legendary Thoroughbred racehorse Secretariat, you’ll want to celebrate his birthday at his birthplace, The Meadow, with members of the Secretariat racing team.

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