Secretariat fans won't want to miss this BIG (you might even say HUGE) satellite Secretariat Festival event taking place on Sunday, September 20 at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Be a part of history and witness the unveiling of the new official Guinness Record for the world's largest horseshoe! What better way to recognize Secretariat's enormous imprint on the sport of thoroughbred racing than to unveil an exact, but super-sized, replica of one of his winning race-worn shoes based on a mold from the original which resides in the Secretariat Archives. Made from nearly a half ton of aircraft aluminum, this is one massive shoe!
The festivities begin at the Museum at 1:00 pm with Penny Chenery and Charlie Davis presiding over the public unveiling and joining other racing luminaries for the signing appearance to follow. Attendees can explore and enjoy the museum's many fun-filled and entertaining interactive exhibits, and also see the largest collection of Secretariat artifacts and original memorabilia on public display.
Festival-goers can choose between the two ticketing options: General Admission, or Premium VIP Admission which includes a special limited commemorative gold edition shoe cast from Secretariat's original race worn plate. With original authenticated Secretariat race-worn shoes now commanding more than $36,000 on the sports memorabilia market, these limited edition keepsakes, each individually numbered and accompanied by a special gold-foiled certificate hand-signed by Penny Chenery and Ron Turcotte are destined to become a wise collectible investment***. Premium VIP admission will also include the first opportunity to get photos with the potential world record shoe and access to the signers for the autograph session.
Don't miss this exceptional and unique opportunity to be a part of the fun, make your reservations now!
For those coming from Lexington, the Derby Museum is only a scenic 75 minute drive away, but you can let the Festival do the driving if you prefer, by catching the Big Red excursion bus. This fully appointed bus, complete with restroom and video entertainment, offers a comfortable and convenient option to enjoy the Louisville events, departing from the Kentucky Horse Park at 11:15 am. and returning from the Museum at 5:45 pm, arriving back at the Horse Park at 7:00 pm. UPDATED NEWS: Secretariat's exercise rider Charlie Davis will be joining the Big Red bus excursion to Louisville, sharing his favorite Secretariat stories with his fellow passengers. Ride in style with Charlie!
The Big Red Bus excursion will depart promptly from the Kentucky Horse Park at 11:15 am. Please arrive for check-in at the Secretariat Festival Table located in the Park's main lobby 10 minutes prior to departure.
On-line ticketing is now closed, however tickets will be available at the door, space permitting.
*** For those who cannot attend the Derby Museum event, Secretariat.com will be taking a wait-list for our extremely limited inventory of golden shoes that will be available for purchase following the unveiling on a first-come basis. Contact email@example.com to register your name for the wait-list.
UPDATE: Ron Turcotte will not be attending this event due to health-related issues.
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