Secretariat’s birthday party kicks of legends dream


BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Mention the name Secretariat just about anywhere in the world and people recognize the name.

He was the first horse in 25 years to win the Triple Crown in 1973.

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His records still stand today. Vogue magazine once called him the Clark Gable of horses because of his personality.

Throwing a birthday party for the champion makes sense for Paris and Bourbon County, the home of world-renowned Claiborne Farm where Secretariat trained and is buried.

But even more, the four-day event is an opportunity to show off a community, a community deep in history but also rich in opportunity.

Secretariat’s 50th is April 16-19th. In addition to the tribute to Secretariat, the event will feature, music, arts and crafts, a Gala birthday party and 10-K race and much more.

Paris and Bourbon County has been home to more than 60 champion horses.

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