The new Secretariat 45th Anniversary Derby Call Shirt is a testament to racing history. Secretariat's victory in the 1973 Kentucky Derby lifted the Meadow Stable colt into the rarified record-breaking echelon that every athlete hopes to attain, yet only a select few succeed. His phenomenal official time for the race of 1:59 2/5 set the new standard at Churchill Downs for the 1 1/4 mile classic distance. Just as remarkably, that record still stands today almost a half century later.
This innovative new addition to the Secretariat collection features a powerful chestnut-hued image of a Big Red with jockey Ron Turcotte aboard amidst the backdrop of Chic Anderson's classic race call. The esteemed announcer's account masterfully describes how the contest unfolded with Secretariat making his sudden move from the back of pack, then overtaking arch-rival Sham in the stretch for a 2 1/2 length victory. Subtly placed within the background is the numerical reference to Secretariat's 1:59 2/5 track record time - a perceptual ingenuity unnoticeable up close, yet clearly visible from a distance. Enjoy this super soft pre-shrunk moisture-wicking cotton tee, available in heather royal.