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Meadow Farm - Birthplace of Secretariat ND-10 | Marker History

Meadow Farm – Birthplace of Secretariat Marker, ND-10

This famous horsebreeding farm was established in 1936 by Christopher T. Chenery and continued under the management of his daughter, Helen "Penny" Chenery until 1979. Secretariat (1970-1989), also known as "Big Red," was born and trained here. A bright chestnut stallion with a white star and narrow stripe, he was a horse of uncommon excellence as he proved when he captured the Triple Crown in 1973. His win at the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths won him the love and admiration of the nation. Other notable Thoroughbreds such as Riva Ridge, Hill Prince and First Landing also were raised at Meadow Farm.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1990
Region: Fredericksburg-Culpeper-Warrenton and Upper Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Caroline County
Physical Description of Location: Reedy Church, VA 23047. Located on Dawn Blvd (Rt. 30), 2 miles east of the intersection of Dawn Blvd (Rt. 30) and I-95. Marker is on the left when traveling east on Dawn Blvd (Rt. 30).
GPS Location: 37.8500574410,-77.4197133130
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