1973 Secretariat Triple Crown Worn Bit & Bridle. Secretariat was destined for greatness from the moment he was conceived, a convergence of top racing bloodlines and brother of Sir Gaylord, who had been favored to win the 1962 Kentucky Derby before coming up lame in a pre-race training session. It quickly became clear, as the chestnut colt matured into his prime, that Secretariat may well be Sir Gaylord's superior, and before the horses had even lined up at the starting gate for the 1973 Kentucky Derby, the whispers in the Louisville crowd seemed to echo with the prediction that Secretariat would soon wear the Triple Crown. And for once, those whispers were correct.

    Presented here is one of the most remarkable artifacts from the Sport of Kings ever to reach the auction block, the bit and bridle worn by the greatest racehorse of all time in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, races won by Secretariat to secure the elusive Triple Crown. It derives directly from the Collection of Meadow Stables and Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat, and was originally sold through the famous Sotheby's auction of horseracing artifacts. The blue and white coloring should be instantly recognizable from race films, and Secretariat's victory by thirty-one lengths to secure the Triple Crown at Belmont should give an unobstructed view of the bridle and bit in action.

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    May, 2005
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