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Groundshaker, a descendent of Secretariat, and the last racehorse bred and raced by Penney Chenery, will be retired at Secretariat's birthplace. Pictured with Leeanne Ladin. Photo by Kathy Dixon

All abuzz for Secretariat’s birthday party

Secretariat’s annual birthday celebration this weekend is expected to be doubly exciting in the wake of last year’s Triple Crown victory by American Pharoah, an amazing horse whose lineage dates back to the legendary red racehorse who ran away with the Triple Crown in 1973. Leeanne Meadows Ladin, Secretariat Tourism Manager at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va., says though the lineage between the two great horses dates back a long ways, it’s there, and that connection helps to underscore the horse who will be feted April 1-3 during the annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow. “When Pharoah […]