Secretariat 50th Anniversary Model with Jockey - Ornament-Size

Secretariat 50th Anniversary Model with Jockey - Ornament-Size


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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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Secretariat was honored with a Christmas ornament for the holiday season in 2003.  It depicted Big Red and his jockey crossing the finish line.  These ornaments are highly sought-after by collectors and racing fans today.  For the 50th anniversary of his record-shattering Triple Crown win, Breyer has created a new version which stands on its own rather than being an ornament.

These are new inventory, straight from the manufacturer to our store, in their sealed boxes.


Breyer Model #97450

Size:  5" L x 2" W x 5.25" H including base

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