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Shenandoah County host Secretariat Statue

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Shenandoah Downs at Woodstock’s Shenandoah County Fairgrounds announced that they will  temporarily host a statue of famed racehorse Secretariat May 13.

The 3,800 pound better than 11 foot tall statue will be on display for the 1 p.m. post time at Shenandoah Downs and then on to the Preakness in Maryland.

The bronze creation features the famed Virginia racehorse in full stride with jockey Ron Turcotte aboard.

The statue’s tour is in honor of the 50 anniversary of the famed Triple Crown Winner’s Run for the Roses in 1973.

On May 13 Kate Chenery Tweedy will also be at Shenandoah Downs from 3 until 5 to meet fans and talk of her relationship with the famed racehorse.

Tweedy’s mother Penny Chenery was the owner and manger of Secretariat during the winning run.

The statue was created by Jocelyn Russell and took nearly 16 months to create.

Pictures of the Secretariat statue are available here.

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