Secretariat, Triple Crown 25th Anniversary Edition - QVC SR
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 the model was re-released several times as both Regular and Special Runs.
This fellow is the QVC SR from 1998. It was produced to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Secretariat's Triple Crown win and fittingly comes with a garland of roses, just like those which were draped over his shoulders after winning the Kentucky Derby.
He is Near Mint with just a pinpoint rub under his throatlatch and a grey speck on his right barrel. His whites are bright his stripe is well-masked and he comes with his garland of roses which is Factory Mint.
Breyer Model #770598
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