Secretariat - Shrinky! Never Removed From Box
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 and then a newer version ran from 2003-2008 with a different release number, darker body color and more shading... Truer to the real horse.
This fellow is Never Removed From Box. He's becoming a shrinky. He can tell by his very light color and the waxy powder on his body. The powder wipes off, and I've included a photo showing his hindquarter after we wiped it down. His box is in pretty rough shape, split at the corners, missing inner plastic flaps, etc. but it continues to protect him. He'll be a fun addition to your collection because of his super light color, and will be fun to watch as he continues shrinking.
Breyer Model #1187