Secretariat Won Triple Crown - 100th Running Of Kentucky Derby Stamp May 4, 1974 For Sale
Racing Legend Won Triple Crown in 1973
"Horse Racing" Stamp Commemorates
100th Running of Kentucky Derby
At Louisville, Kentucky onMay 4, 1974
Note: this is a standard #10 business-size envelope
THISPOSTALFIRST DAY COVERHONORS"SECRETARIAT - ONE OF THE GREATEST RACE HORSES THAT EVER LIVED"WITHTHE HISTORIC 10-cent"HORSE RACING" POSTAGE STAMP ANDAN OFFICIAL"FIRST DAY OF ISSUE" POSTMARKDATED MAY 4, 1972 AT LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. THE POSTAGE STAMP AND FIRST DAY COVER COMMEMORATE THE 100th RUNNING OF THE FABLED KENTUCKY DERBY.
THIS IS A HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE ITEM.
IT IS ENHANCED WITH A "SAND KEY" ADD-ON CACHET (art work) THAT DEPICTS THE INCREDIBLE "SECRETARIAT" WINNING THE 99th RUNNING OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY.
Secretariat (March 30, 1970 – October 4, 1989) was a legendary American Thoroughbred Racehorse, that in 1973 became the first U.S. Triple Crown champion in 25 years, setting race records in all three events in the Series — the Kentucky Derby (1:59.4), the Preakness Stakes (1:53) and the Belmont Stakes (2:24) - records that still stand today. Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by an amazing 31 lengths, and became only the ninth Triple Crown winner in history and the first in 25 years. He is considered to be one of the greatest Thoroughbreds of all time, ranking second behind Man o' War in The Blood-Horse's List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century.
Secretariat was sired by Bold Ruler out of Somethingroyal, by Princequillo.Like his famous predecessor Man o' War, Secretariat was a large chestnut colt and was given the same nickname, "Big Red."Owned by Penny Chenery, he was trained by Lucien Laurin and mainly ridden by Canadian jockey Ron Turcotte, along with apprentice jockey Paul Feliciano (first two races), and veteran Eddie Maple (last race). He raced in Chenery's Meadow Stable's blue and white checkered colors. Secretariat stood approximately 16.2 hands (66 inches) tall, and weighed 1,175 pounds with a 75-inch girth, in his racing prime.
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THE ENVELOPE IS A STANDARD #10 BUSINESS-SIZE ENVELOPE, AND ITS MEASUREMENTS ARE9 AND 1/2 INCHES WIDE, BY4 AND 3/16 INCHES TALL.
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