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Triple Crown Winner Secretariat

Secretariat Owner at Belmont Stakes

A snapshot taken at the Belmont Stakes on June 9, 1973, shows Helen Bates "Penny" Chenery Tweedy, the owner of the thoroughbred Secretariat, at center, in profile. Secretariat won the race that day by thirty-one lengths and set a record for time (two minutes twenty-four seconds) on the 1.5-mile dirt track, clinching the Triple Crown. 

This image is contained in an album of photographs assembled by A. Linwood Holton, then governor of Virginia, who attended the race.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: June 9, 1973

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of Virginia Historical Society

Secretariat in the Paddock at the Belmont Stakes

Groom Ed Sweat walks the thoroughbred Secretariat around the paddock at the Belmont Stakes on June 9, 1973. Secretariat won the race that day by thirty-one lengths and set a record for time (two minutes twenty-four seconds) on the 1.5-mile dirt track, clinching the Triple Crown. 

This image is contained in an album of photographs assembled by A. Linwood Holton, then governor of Virginia, who attended the race.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: June 9, 1973

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of Virginia Historical Society

Jockey atop Secretariat at the Belmont Stakes

Jockey Ron Turcotte, atop the thoroughbred Secretariat, is led around the paddock by the groom Ed Sweat during the Belmont Stakes on June 9, 1973. Secretariat won the race that day by thirty-one lengths and set a record for time (two minutes twenty-four seconds) on the 1.5-mile dirt track, clinching the Triple Crown. 

This image is contained in an album of photographs assembled by A. Linwood Holton, then governor of Virginia, who attended the race.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: June 9, 1973

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of Virginia Historical Society

Secretariat Wins the Belmont Stakes

The thoroughbred Secretariat, ridden by the jockey Ron Turcotte, streaks across the finish line at the Belmont Stakes on June 9, 1973. Secretariat won the race that day by thirty-one lengths and set a record for time (two minutes twenty-four seconds) on the 1.5-mile dirt track, clinching the Triple Crown. 

This image is contained in an album of photographs assembled by A. Linwood Holton, then governor of Virginia, who attended the race.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: June 9, 1973

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of Virginia Historical Society

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  • Secretariat Owner at Belmont Stakes

    A snapshot taken at the Belmont Stakes on June 9, 1973, shows Helen Bates "Penny" Chenery Tweedy, the owner of the thoroughbred Secretariat, at center, in profile. Secretariat won the race that day by thirty-one lengths and set a record for time (two minutes twenty-four seconds) on the 1.5-mile dirt track, clinching the Triple Crown. 

    This image is contained in an album of photographs assembled by A. Linwood Holton, then governor of Virginia, who attended the race.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: June 9, 1973

    Medium: Photographic print

    Courtesy of Virginia Historical Society

  • Secretariat in the Paddock at the Belmont Stakes

    Groom Ed Sweat walks the thoroughbred Secretariat around the paddock at the Belmont Stakes on June 9, 1973. Secretariat won the race that day by thirty-one lengths and set a record for time (two minutes twenty-four seconds) on the 1.5-mile dirt track, clinching the Triple Crown. 

    This image is contained in an album of photographs assembled by A. Linwood Holton, then governor of Virginia, who attended the race.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: June 9, 1973

    Medium: Photographic print

    Courtesy of Virginia Historical Society

  • Jockey atop Secretariat at the Belmont Stakes

    Jockey Ron Turcotte, atop the thoroughbred Secretariat, is led around the paddock by the groom Ed Sweat during the Belmont Stakes on June 9, 1973. Secretariat won the race that day by thirty-one lengths and set a record for time (two minutes twenty-four seconds) on the 1.5-mile dirt track, clinching the Triple Crown. 

    This image is contained in an album of photographs assembled by A. Linwood Holton, then governor of Virginia, who attended the race.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: June 9, 1973

    Medium: Photographic print

    Courtesy of Virginia Historical Society

  • Secretariat Wins the Belmont Stakes

    The thoroughbred Secretariat, ridden by the jockey Ron Turcotte, streaks across the finish line at the Belmont Stakes on June 9, 1973. Secretariat won the race that day by thirty-one lengths and set a record for time (two minutes twenty-four seconds) on the 1.5-mile dirt track, clinching the Triple Crown. 

    This image is contained in an album of photographs assembled by A. Linwood Holton, then governor of Virginia, who attended the race.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: June 9, 1973

    Medium: Photographic print

    Courtesy of Virginia Historical Society