Secretariat’s checkerboard silks have been prominently featured on Kentucky’s uniforms over the last five years. This weekend they’ll be on public display in a new statue that greets visitors as they make their way into town.
Saturday morning at 10:45 a new 11-foot, 38,000 pound Secretariat statue will be unveiled at Keeneland. Created by sculptor Jocelyn Russell, the statue was shipped from Oklahoma to Lexington this week. After Saturday’s ceremony, it’s permanent home will be in the middle of a roundabout at the crossroads of Old Frankfort Pike and Alexandria Drive.
This photo from Karl Schmidt illustrates the scale of the large statue.
The new addition is impressive and will be a welcome sight in the middle of the Horse Capital of the World.