On this day 41 years ago (March 30,1970) at 10 minutes past midnight, the greatest racehorse that ever lived was born in a little shed off route 30 in Caroline Count Virginia.
This past weekend the Meadow Event Park was the site of a celebration that included the famed Penny Chenery, and her daughter and author (along with Leeanne Ladin) of the book "Secretariat's Meadow, the Land, the Family,
the Legend".
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Also on hand was Harbor Mist and his trainer Rex Peterson. Harbor Mist played one of the "Secretariats" in the recent Disney film, along with Secretariat's dam Somethingroyal.
Cake and a Secretariat "look alike" contest topped off the celebration, along with plenty of autograph signing by Penny Chenery and the former grooms and handlers who cared for the great horse as a baby.

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