Secretariat celebration in Caroline County

by | Mar 17, 2023 | History, Sports

From Caroline County:

Caroline County, Virginia, the birthplace and home of Triple Crown Champion, Secretariat, will be celebrating its hometown legend, March 30th, 2:00 p.m.  The event will extend from Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 to celebrate the horse and his legendary racing career.

2023 is also the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown championship.

The Caroline County Visitor Center will be hosting the event which will include the unveiling of new tourism signage for Secretariat on his Birthday. The Center will have authors who have written on Secretariat, memorabilia for sale, and refreshments.

Kate Tweedy, daughter of Secretariat owner, Penny Chenery, and Leeanne Ladin, authors of Secretariat’s Meadow, as well as Patricia McQueen, author of Secretariat’s Legacy, will be on hand.

Secretariat merchandise will be available at the Crafters of Caroline Gift Shop located in the Visitor Center, along with free posters, coloring pages, and lapel pins, as long as quantities last.

Secretariat was born in Caroline County at Meadow Farm which is registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in May of 2015. The Meadow was purchased by the State Fair of Virginia in 2005 as an economic development business recruitment, and is now owned by the Virginia Farm Bureau which operates the Fair. Owner, Penny Chenery credited Caroline County with preserving the Meadow through the retention of the entire site for the use of the State Fair.

The Caroline County Visitor Center is located at 23724 Rogers Clark Blvd., Ruther Glen, VA 22546


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