We are proud to present "Secretariat Bay Shore Buff" -- a 50th anniversary release and the newest addition to our series of never-before-published Secretariat photography by Steve Haskin. This evocative image captures the Meadow Stable champion as he heads to the post for his first start as a 3-year-old in the March 17, 1973 Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct Race Course.
"Instead of watching the race from the grandstand, as I normally did, I decided to stand at the rail with my trusty Canon F1 in the hope of getting a good shot of Secretariat as he came galloping past me following the post parade. The lighting was not conducive to good sharp photos, but I would take anything I could get, as this was my first close-up look at Secretariat in the flesh. I had anticipated him being in the middle of the track and had my lens focused there, but Ron Turcotte had him closer to the rail, which caught me and my camera by surprise. As a result, the only photo I took that day captured Big Red in all his magnificence, all buffed up with his neck arched in regal splendor."
Measures 5” x 7” on glossy archival stock available with the options of being matted and/or hand-signed by Ron Turcotte. Please note, signed photos are expected to begin shipping in late March.