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Secretariat spotlight tour scheduled for Sept. 4

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a special spotlight tour centered around the racing career and legacy of Hall of Fame member and Triple Crown winner Secretariat on Monday, Sept. 4, the final day of the Saratoga Race Course meeting.

 

Coinciding with Saratoga’s Hopeful Stakes, which Secretariat won in stakes-record time 45 years ago, this guided tour will encompass the entire Museum, including a special focus on sculptures, artwork and various memorabilia related to Secretariat and his connections. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and costs $10 for Museum members, seniors and students. The cost is $15 for non-members. Each tour participant will receive an exclusive poster of Secretariat winning the 1972 Hopeful, courtesy of Secretariat.com. Reservations are required for the tour and can be made by calling (518) 584-0400 ext. 120.

 

Secretariat became America’s ninth Triple Crown in 1973, setting a stakes record in each race of the series. Horse of the Year in both 1972 and 1973, Secretariat won 16 of his 21 career starts and earned $1,316,808 in his career. Owned by Meadow Stable, trained by Hall of Fame member Lucien Laurin and ridden primarily by Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte, Secretariat was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974.