Secretariat 50th Birthday Celebration

On March 30, 1970, a legend was born.  A fiery red colt named Secretariat took his first breath in a foaling shed at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable in Caroline County, Virginia. In 1973, he left the world breathless with his spectacular and incomparable Triple Crown.

On March 28, 2020, Secretariat’s birthplace, now known as The Meadow Event Park, will be the site of the official celebration honoring the immortal champion’s 50th birthday and his enduring legacy.

Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of the late beloved “First Lady of Racing”, Penny Chenery, will be the celebrity host for the all-day event.  She will be joined by Hall of Fame jockeys, Meadow Stable grooms and other special guests. Fans can enjoy autograph sessions; visits with Groundshaker, a great-great granddaughter of Secretariat and the last racehorse bred and raced by Penny Chenery; Mia the mighty mini; tours of the Chenery Collection in Meadow Hall; tram tours of the historic barns; children’s “horsey” activities and much more.

There will be a half-day program priced for families, as well as a full-day program that will include a cocktail reception, special presentations and a champagne toast at Secretariat’s foaling shed. The Secretariat 50th Birthday Celebration is presented by the Secretariat Birthplace Tours of The Meadow Event Park and Secretariat.com. Ticket information will be available beginning in January.

Fans should also mark their calendars for Secretariat birthday festivities in the nearby town of Ashland on Friday March 27 and Sunday March 29.    More information will be available soon.