We are delighted to announce a series of virtual Festival Forums Oct. 10 and 11 offering fans access to a series of discussions with our celebrity guests sharing their experiences with Secretariat or other racing events.
Discussions will be followed by opportunities to enjoy Q & A with our special guests. This will be your chance - as close as possible - to learn the inside story "straight from the horse's mouth!"
Forums will last approximately 45 minutes each and are limited in capacity to allow for the most efficient and enjoyable viewing experience. Register now and receive a complimentary exclusive red 2020 Secretariat Festival Fan Forum V.I.P. collectible Pinback Button we encourage you to wear during all Zoom sessions.
Please Note: Listed Fan Forum times are Eastern Daylight and may be subject to minor changes, please confirm schedule of times during Festival Week. Registrants are advised to download the Zoom application on the device of choice prior to the event for the best possible experience. VIP Forum Buttons will be shipped out Festival Week and Fan Forum meeting links and passcodes will be emailed beginning on Thursday, Oct. 8 to the email address used when registering for the event.
|"Derby Dreams" - Saturday, Oct. 10 - 9:00 a.m. on ZoomKentucky Derby winning jockeys Steve Cauthen (Affirmed - 1978) Pat Day (Lil E. Tee - 1992), and Mike Manganello (Dust Commander - 1970) headline this celebrity-filled racing panel discussing their experiences competing in the Run for the Roses. Hosted by noted NBC sportscaster Kenny Rice.|
|"Meadow Men" - Saturday, Oct 10 - 11:30 a.m. on ZoomHall of Fame jockeys Ron Turcotte and Eddie Maple discuss their experiences riding Secretariat and Riva Ridge, separately and as competitors in the Marlboro Cup. Hosted by noted NBC sportscaster Kenny Rice.|
|"Memories of Meadow Farm" - Saturday Oct. 10 - 2:45 p.m on ZoomKate Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin host this candid discussion about the early days of Secretariat and Riva Ridge at Meadow Farm in Doswell, Virginia. This forum will feature never-before-seen interview clips from some of the Meadow's invaluable farm grooms.|
|"Secretariat's Last Race" - Sunday Oct. 11 - 9:00 a.m. on ZoomJockey Eddie Maple and former Ontario Jockey Club Racing & Operations Director Dave Stevenson discuss the running of the 1973 Canadian International, and how it was selected as Secretariat's final career start.|
|"The Making of Secretariat" - Sunday, Oct. 11 - 11:30 a.m. on ZoomDisney's Secretariat film producer Mark Ciardi and actor jockey Otto Thorwarth provide an illuminating behind-the scenes discussion of the popular 2010 film on this special 10th anniversary of its release.|
|"Rivals" - Sunday, Oct. 11 - 2:30 p.m on ZoomLegendary jockeys Ron Turcotte and Laffit Pincay Jr. discuss the rivalry of Secretariat and Sham, and the competitive relationship between the two horses and the connections of their accomplished stables. Hosted by acclaimed NBC and Fox sports racing analyst Laffit Pincay III.|
|FAN FORUM COMPLETE PACKAGE - Oct. 10-11 on ZoomRegister to attend all six Festival Fan Forums during the weekend and save nearly 15% on the complete price!|