In 2008, the late great internationally acclaimed artist LeRoy Neiman created a dynamic limited edition print to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Secretariat winning the 1973 Kentucky Derby. The print was produced in three editions - the regular edition, blue-foil stamped artist's edition, and the gold-foil stamped signature limited edition - all of which have long since sold-out.
The Secretariat Collectors Corner is now proud to offer a total of 12 of our archived gold-foil stamped edition prints, each hand-signed by the Secretariat connections.
Neiman's vibrant portrayal captures the speed, beauty and grace of Secretariat and jockey Ron Turcotte as they near the finish line beneath the legendary Twin Spires of Churchill Downs. The image manifests Neiman's distinctive style, characterized by splashes of brilliant color coupled with a a dream-like impressionistic touch. Like all Neiman artwork, it conveys a sense of movement from the subject while capturing the drama of the event.
And what an event it was... the May 5, 1973 Kentucky Derby remains the benchmark of excellence for the first jewel in the Triple Crown. Secretariat's brilliant final time of 1:59 2/5 for the mile and a quarter distance established a new track record that still stands today.
The LeRoy Neiman Kentucky Derby Secretariat Gold-Foil Prints measure 18" x 24", each personally hand-signed by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery and jockey Ron Turcotte. Extremely limited quantity, available on a first-come basis - order yours now!
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