Giddy Up & Let's Race on Over to the Secretariat Festival This Wekeend!
I don’t know what is on your weekend agenda, but I can tell you what is on mine! It’s the Secretariat Festival, which will be held this coming weekend, September 23-24 in downtown Paris, Kentucky. It’s a pretty cool way to honor the 1973 Triple Crown winner and Central Kentucky’s most famous horse resident.
Here's the 411: Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 23 at downtown Main Street in Paris, the festivities will begin with the Paris Art Walk from 5–9 p.m. and the Makers Mark Celebrity Barrel Mane-ia Auction at 8 p.m. Festival events resume Saturday morning with the Big Red 5K Race/Walk. Highlighted events Saturday include: autograph session with Secretariat's Meadow Stable team, Claiborne Farm tours, Secretariat Gallery, silent auction, "Secretariat" the movie and various equine demonstrations.
Aside from Secretariat's Triple Crown win, he set numerous track world records that still stand over 30 years later. Secretariat is the only Kentucky Derby winner to have ever finished the race in under two minutes. The Preakness was no different, as the horse legend blazed to the finish line in a record time. Sadly, no record was officially given to him due to a faulty timer. But that did not stop Secretariat! During his next race at the Belmont, he won by the widest margin ever, setting a world record with a time of 2:24 for the mile and a half course. The two-time Horse of the Year, won nearly $1.5 million during his time. Even today, Secretariat is regarded as a true legend who will always be known as the greatest horse of the century.
To check out the full schedule, visit the official site by clicking here.
See you in Paris KY this weekend! I’ll race ya!
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