This terrific trio consists of the original track-used 1973 Kentucky Derby clubhouse box ticket stub, official program, and admission bracelet emanating from the private collection of the Chenery family. Part of the private Meadow Stable Archive collection, each of these keepsakes underscore that historic Derby day when the Secretariat camp witnessed history in the making! Not only did the family see their chestnut champion win the 99th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs, they also watched him establish a new track record of 1:59 2/5, which still stands today.
The scarcely seen and highly collectible Derby admission stub features the year "1973" composed of vibrant red roses. The 3" x 5" ticket displays the section, exact box and accompanying seat where the Meadow Stable camp watched the race unfold. The official program, with its distinctive green Derby entry page, is unmarked and shows slight wear from handling (and celebration) but is in otherwise excellent condition. A letter of authenticity from the Chenery family accompanies the offering.
Original memorabilia associated with any of Secretariat's 21 career starts enjoy high demand and escalating value in themselves, but this trifecta of artifacts from Big Red's own legendary connections may be considered virtually priceless offerings to those who appreciate Thoroughbred racing history.
Auction closes Aug. 26 on eBay at approximately 8:00 pm EDT
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