In conjunction with this year's Kentucky Derby, we are proud to offer an amazing two for one photo special. Celebrating the extremely rare achievement of the Meadow Stable's back-to-back victories in the Kentucky Derby, Secretariat.com, for a limited time only, is proud to offer both the winners circle composite photos of Riva Ridge and Secretariat for the price of one!
A champion in his own right, Riva Ridge led the way to glory for Penny Chenery and the Meadow Racing Stable in the 1972 "Run for the Roses," both literally and figuratively. The speedy bay with the floppy ears racing accomplishments as a two-year old champion in 1971 and dual classic winner in 1972 provided the prosperity and paved the way for the Meadow Farm and its racing operation to reach the pinnacle of success they would achieve in 1973 with Secretariat's legendary Triple Crown.
The May 5, 1973 composite winners photo features Secretariat as he crosses the finish line ahead of arch rival Sham and jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr. The image from the winner's circle below shows the muscular triumphant Secretariat, wearing the historic 1A with beaming Turcotte aboard, and groom Eddie Sweat once again sporting typical fashion for the early 70's. In the background the infield tote board reveals the Lucien Laurin Derby entry of Secretariat and Angle Light at 3-2 odds. To the right, announcer Jack Whitaker and governor Julian Carroll overlook the trophy presentation.
The rarely seen May, 7, 1972 Kentucky Derby winner's circle composite photo honors the day Riva Ridge became one of the few horses in Derby history to win the race "wire to wire" (meaning on the lead throughout the entire race) in the excellent time of 2:01 4/5. The photo features jockey Ron Turcotte in the famous blue and white Meadow silks doffing his cap aboard the garlanded Riva Ridge in the Churchill Downs winners circle while trusted groom Eddie Sweat (sporting the couture of the times) holds the reins.
Both of these wonderful photos capture a quintessential moment in the Derby's storied history. And both are available in a choice of three sizes with the option of being hand-signed by jockey Ron Turcotte.
Sizing and Pricing: 8" x 10" -$35.00, 11" x 14" -$75.00, 16" x 20" -$110.00