Secretariat will be honored with a larger-than-life bronze monument to be installed and debut in Lexington, Kentucky, this fall. The monument was created by acclaimed artist Jocelyn Russell whose sculpture of the WWI equine hero Sargeant Reckless resides at the Kentucky Horse Park. The project was one of the last approved by Secretariat’s famed owner Penny Chenery before she passed in the fall of 2017.
The Secretariat monument is expected to be unveiled and dedicated in conjunction with the Oct. 12-13 festivities of the 2019 Secretariat Festival taking place at Keeneland Race Course.
In commemoration of this landmark civic endeavor, a corresponding version of the sculpture entitled Secretariat "Racing into History" is now available for purchase as a table-top fine art bronze in a limited edition of 73 pieces.
The bronze meticulously depicts Secretariat in full stride with jockey Ron Turcotte aboard in the 1973 Kentucky Derby. From the 1A saddlecloth, to the Meadow’s royal blue silks to the chestnut colt’s impressive muscular definition, the pose freezes history in one awe-inspiring moment in Secretariat’s record-setting Derby performance on his way to superstardom and a record-breaking Triple Crown championship.
The sculpture measures 28 inches long, 16.5 inches tall, and 5 inches wide and rests on polished black granite base. Russell’s unique patina process consists of traditional ferric for the deep rich reds and an iridescent blue tint for the Meadow Stable checkers and stripes. With a weight of 55 lbs in total, this breathtaking art piece appropriately represents the iconic champion often called “Big Red.”
Please note: Please allow 16 weeks for delivery. The introductory price for the maquette will be $7,500, with a deposit of $2,500 required upon your order confirmation. Reservations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis with individual edition number to correspond accordingly. Upon completion, we will contact you regarding the balance and shipment/delivery options. Please contact us at (502) 473-1036 if you have any questions and thank you for your support.