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Secretariat arrives in Lexington, 1973

Posted on June 21, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Secretariat arrives at Blue Grass Field Nov. 12, 1973 to stand stud at Claiborne Farm in Lexington. The Triple Crown winner was at Claiborne Farm until his death in 1989. Herald-Leader archive photo

Secretariat arrived at Lexington’s Blue Grass Field on Nov. 12, 1973, to stand at stud at Claiborne Farm in Paris. A week earlier, he had taken his first plane ride, to Ontario, where he won his final race, the Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. After winning the Triple Crown, Secretariat ran six more races, winning four and finishing second in the other two. After retiring to stud, he remained at Claiborne until his death in 1989 at age 19. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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