ESPN will present a star-studded Roundtable Discussion of the 1973 Preakness Stakes and subsequent controversy surrounding the official track record, which was changed in 2012 to reflect Secretariat’s true record breaking time. Join Secretariat's legendary owner Penny Chenery, jockey Ron Turcotte, biographer Bill Nack and a panel of racing’s most prominent VIPs including Charlsie Cantey, Tom Chuckas, Steve Davidowitz, and more as they debate these issues. Audience participation will be encouraged for the Roundtable discussion, which will be available on ESPN.com as part of its “In The Gate” thoroughbred racing podcast series hosted by Barry Abrams.
The Maryland premiere screening of the new Ron Turcotte documentary, produced by the National Film Board of Canada immediately follows the Roundtable.This touching 75 minute film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Phil Comeau, follows Turcotte as he returns to the people and places that have marked the storied life of this resilient and legendary jockey.
Toast this incredible evening where guests can personally meet and mingle with the Meadow Team and Roundtable panel. The reception will also feature the Maryland Horse Industry Board’s presentation of its May “Touch of Class” Awards.
Tickets for this special evening: the ESPN Roundtable, AFI Silver film screening and VIP reception, can be purchased for $40, with a special discounted rate of $20 available for children 14 and under. The AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring.
A portion of the proceeds from the ESPN Roundtable, Film Screening and VIP Reception support the non-profit Secretariat Foundation to assist equine welfare in the areas of research, rehabilitation, retirement and recognition. "Triple" your Secretariat celebration during the 2013 Preakness week festivities with this amazing event!
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets to this event will not be mailed. The actual admission tickets to the Roundtable, Screening and Reception will only be available for pick-up at the AFI theatre via will-call on day of the event.
VIP RECEPTION NOW SOLD-OUT, Public tickets (for documentary and ESPN Roundtable Discussion only) still available at AFI.com/Silver, while supplies last!