Man O' War ~ Secretariat - GOLD - ONLY 50 MADE!

Man O' War ~ Secretariat - GOLD - ONLY 50 MADE!


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Ask anyone to name the world's most famous horse and the answer will most likely be Secretariat. His true story is still the stuff of legend. His astonishing 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes, accomplished after winning the first two racing jewels in the Triple Crown, has yet to be repeated. In the Kentucky Derby, Secretariat set a speed record of 1:59 2/5, and he captured the Preakness Stake with ease, securing the Triple Crown win for 1973. Secretariat was the son of Bold Ruler out of Somethingroyal. Known as "Big Red", the large, beautifully conformed chestnut ran in the blue and white checkered colors of Meadow Stables. He made it on two "Athletes of the Century" lists for his accomplishments.  It has recently been discovered that the secret to Big Red's success was his remarkable way of running, which is more like a dog than a typical horse.  With his extremely flexible back and hindquarters, he could tuck and spring forward, resulting in two periods each stride where no feet were on the ground, as opposed to one, which is the norm.  He was truly a remarkable athlete!

Secretariat at the 1973 Preakness
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For the 2023 Vintage Club, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his Triple Crown win, Breyer made a new portrait of Secretariat on the Classic Man O' War mold.  Out of the 1000 made, 950 wore Secretariat's coat color... but fifty were made in metallic gold, bearing his same white markings.  These 50 were shipped at random to club members.  With so few in the world, you may never have another chance to see one in person, let alone own one!

As a Vintage Club release, it comes with some fun extras:  A blue ribbon reminiscent of the 1977's Lady Phase Gift Set, a COA pamphlet with information on other Secretariat model versions, a full-color cardboard hat box like those used decades ago, and his Breyer shipping box.

This fellow has never been removed from his box!  He is still factory attached, as is his blue ribbon.  Box is Factory Mint and includes his Vintage Club COA folder, designating him as #86/1000 for the Secretariat run.  (He is, of course, one of only fifty out of that run that was made in gold.)

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Size:  Classic

Breyer Model #712475

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