The new Big Red Derby Call Mug commemorates the racing history made during the 1973 running of the Kentucky Derby. On that first Saturday in May exactly 45 years ago, Secretariat's immortal Run for the Roses would be the fastest in the 144-year storied history of the race. Breaking last in the field of eleven, the Meadow Stable colt with jockey Ron Turcotte aboard launched a sustained last-to-first performance in the classic, unprecedentedly racing racing each successive quarter mile faster than the previous, before crossing the wire in the track record of 1:59 2/5 which still exists today!
This eye-catching new addition to the Secretariat collection features the fleet chestnut champion wearing the distinctive 1A Derby saddlecloth superimposed over Chic Anderson's classic call of the race. From "And they're off... " to "At the wire....," Anderson masterfully narrates the action that culminated in Secretariat's 2 1/2 length victory. Appropriately wrapped within the background of the large 15 oz black matte finish mug with contrasting red interior are the words "Big Red" referencing the nickname of the chestnut superstar. A jewel of a mug celebrating the first jewel in Secretariat's Triple Crown, order yours now!