Secretariat engraved his name in history when he won the 1973 Kentucky Derby, the first jewel in his glorious Triple Crown. Big Red's track record time of 1:59 2/5 still stands but it took an extraordinary effort from a respected rival to fuel the fire of that blazing run. History officially shows Secretariat with jockey Ron Turcotte in the winners circle but it may have overlooked that 2nd place finisher Sham with Laffit Pincay Jr. aboard, also broke the track record that day in a valiant effort.
Secretariat.com is proud to exclusively offer a dynamic head-on view photo of this legendary Derby moment with the added bonus of being double-signed by the two Hall of Fame jockeys who made it happen.
This incredible classic black and white photograph captures Secretariat in all his muscled glory with Turcotte wearing the heralded Meadow silks as they approach the finish line 2 1/2 lengths ahead of Pincay aboard Sigmund Sommer's blinkered Sham. With both horses charging toward the wire amidst the flying dirt, the moment encompasses the essence of the sport with these great rivals captured in focused unison with all four feet off the ground.
This historic photo printed on the finest archival museum stock is available with the option of being double hand-signed by both Ron Turcotte and Laffit Pincay. For the sports memorabilia connoisseur or the $2.00 bettor, this photo is for you. Measures 8" x 10," larger sizes available by special request.