Smarty Jones ~ 50th Anniversary Gold Secretariat

Smarty Jones ~ 50th Anniversary Gold Secretariat


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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!

Breyer's portrait mold was sculpted by the just-as-iconic Chris Hess for the Artist's Series.  It ran from 1987-1995.

Secretariat at the 1973 Preakness
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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his incredible record-setting Triple Crown win, Breyer released this gorgeous, golden Secretariat model, made on the "Smarty Jones" mold, complete with removable garland of roses.  This Limited Edition model was only made for a single year in 2023!

This fellow is still in his sealed box, straight from Breyer to us.


Size: Traditional (approx 13" long x 9" high with base)

Breyer Model #1874

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