Calendar Celebrates Last Living Progeny of Secretariat


Patricia McQueen photo

The last living sons and daughters of Secretariat are featured in a new calendar for 2020. It is the third in a series of fund-raising calendars celebrating the 1973 Triple Crown winner’s legacy.

“I am very grateful for the support of the industry and of the racing fans–especially Secretariat fans–who have embraced these calendars,” said writer/photographer Patricia McQueen, who created the calendar series as part of her research work on Secretariat as a sire. “The first two calendars have raised more than $11,000 for the designated charities, funds sorely needed to provide homes and special care for horses in need.”

The broodmare Ball Chairman and gelding Border Run, each 31 years old this year, grace the cover of the calendar. The former is the dam of of GISW and sire Perfect Soul (Ire), while Border Run is a full-brother to Terlingua-dam of Storm Cat-as well as Pancho Villa.

The Living Legends Class of 2020 also includes six grandsons of Secretariat, including the legendary A.P. Indy and jumps star Istabraq. Additionally, Secretariat himself appears in the 2020 calendar, thanks to the generosity of The Tony Leonard Collection.

All profits from the sale of the calendar are allocated to two organizations, each of which has previously been a caretaker of one of the last-known Secretariats. They are Bright Futures Farm, an equine rescue and sanctuary accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, and Victory Alliance Ranch, an equine rescue and sanctuary supporting veterans and special needs children.

Calendars are $25 each and may be ordered online at Free shipping in the U.S. is included.

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