Secretariat Kentucky Derby Program, Ticket & Julep Cup Signed by Penny Chenery
<p>This elegant Secretariat shadowbox display features a trio of Big Red related memorabilia including a scarce original 1973 Kentucky Derby admission ticket, mint condition program, and an extremely rare commemorative glass hand-signed by Secretariat’s late owner Penny Chenery.</p><p>The original clubhouse admission ticket is one of the more difficult to find pieces of Secretariat memorabilia, and therefore, very collectible. The vintage box seat ticket stub displays all the pertinent information of the 99th running of the Derby, including the date of Saturday, May 5, the year "1973" spelled out in red roses as well as the box and seat location and original ticket cost (only $37.50 in 1973).</p><p>The accompanying Kentucky Derby official track program, a rarity in itself in such mint condition, contains all the entry information from Secretariat’s Kentucky Derby, and is held in place with acid-free corner holders to maintain its pristine status. Within the program is the distinctive green entry page for the race featuring the entire 1973 Kentucky Derby field. Along with Big Red, the incredibly talented Derby contenders include Secretariat's arch-rival Sham and three-time Horse of the Year Forego. Of note is the notation of Northern Dancer’s then track record time of 2:00 for the 1 1/4 mile distance, which Secretariat would demolish with his amazing come-from-behind 2 1/2 length victory, establishing a new (and still existing) official record time of 1:59 2/5.</p><p>The third and final component in the framed ensemble is an original and coveted commemorative silver series julep glass featuring Secretariat amidst a subtle checkerboard background symbolic of the famed Meadow Stable’s checkerboard silks. The glass features an image of the champion draped in roses, and contains all the primary information regarding the colt’s luminary connections. In its 1000-piece edition run, only a precious few were hand-signed by Secretariat’s late, distinguished owner, Penny Chenery affectionately known as the “First Lady of Racing.”</p><p>The classic black hardwood frame display has a detachable back to easily access its priceless contents. The display measures approximately 11 x 11 x 4.5" in total, and includes accompanying Secretariat Archives Certificate of Authenticity. A wonderful piece to celebrate the history of this legendary classic race, and its most popular winner.</p>
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