In the summer of 1972, Secretariat-mania fever swept over the historic upstate New York track like a big red wild-fire. Arriving from Aqueduct for his summer stay, the Meadow Stable colt won three races in succession over the course of only 27 days during his late summer stay. The Hopeful Stakes, proved the last and most impressive of these victories, stamped him as an emerging force for future reckoning in the racing world.
The release of this vintage photo in its rarely-seen wide view stretch format layout features Secretariat with Ron Turcotte aboard as they power down the Saratoga home stretch beneath the racetrack's famous gabled stands. The history-filled black and white image is a study in equine form and musculature that also captures the unique blend of speed, strength, and athleticism of Secretariat. His powerful five length victory not only clearly conveys the dominance he displayed but also portends of greatness to come.
Printed from the original negative to ensure the sharpest quality image, the photograph is available in several size options and perspectives including both vertical and close horizontal crops, a never-before-offered large format full-sized stretch view edition, and a value added poster print version which features the addition of a narrative quote by the incomparable poet-writer William Nack.
Each version is also available with the option of being hand-signed by jockey Ron Turcotte. A true historic collectible for any racing fan.
Please inquire about the availability of this print signed by Bill Nack