Over a half century has passed since Secretariat took his first steps in the foaling barn at Meadow Farm, and yet we continue to be thrilled when a lost treasure pertaining to “America’s Horse” is discovered. We are very excited to present the Virtual Vault Forum featuring never-before-seen photographs and long-lost film footage featuring the charismatic son of Bold Ruler who would grow up to be a Triple Crown champion.
Among the riveting film clips to be shown during the Virtual Vault Forum will be the long-lost promotional clips produced by the New York Racing Association during the summer of 1973 and a television commercial produced by First & Merchant National Bank spotlighting Secretariat at Claiborne Farm soon after his retirement from racing. Both film spots contain a treasure trove of awe-inspiring slow-motion footage that is among the best imagery to capture the sheer majesty and magnificence of Secretariat in action and leisure.
Highlighting this forum will be the public unveiling of the only known image of Secretariat as a yearling, recently discovered in an obscure Meadow Farm folder from Penny Chenery's office. This never-before-seen photo will premiere during the Virtual Vault Forum and attendees will have the first opportunity to view this historic image and immediately purchase a limited-edition photo prior to its public release. This eagerly anticipated collectible will be sold on a first-come basis while quantities last, with early purchasers receiving the lowest number in the edition.
This Forum will be hosted by Kate Chenery Tweedy and Leeanne Meadows Ladin with special appearances from Ron Turcotte and other guests. A must-see event for Secretariat fans of all ages. Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT, approximate length 40 min with Q&A to follow.
Meeting link and passcode will be emailed beginning Thursday, March 25 to the email address used when registering for the event. Space available on a first-come basis, while quantities last.