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Ron Turcotte to appear at Secretariat event at National Museum of Racing Sunday evening

Travers Week in Saratoga Springs will be the summer hot spot for Secretariat fans with a five-day celebration that will culminate with the Aug. 24 double-feature screening of the acclaimed film documentaries Secretariat’s Jockey, Ron Turcotte and Penny & Red: The Life of Secretariat’s Owner.


The festivities will start with daily appearances by Ron Turcotte at Saratoga Race Course Wednesday, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Aug. 24. The Hall of Fame and Triple Crown-winning jockey, who also won the 1973 Travers with Annihilate ’em, will meet fans and sign autographs throughout each day in front of the jockey silks display on Vendors Row, beginning at 11 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on the weekend.


On the evening of Aug. 24, fans are invited to attend the Secretariat double feature at the National Museum of Racing. Mr. Turcotte and other racing celebrities will sign autographs at the VIP reception starting at 6 p.m. The screening for Secretariat’s Jockey, Ron Turcotte will begin at 7 p.m., and the 75-minute film will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Mr. Turcotte. The screening for Penny & Red: The Life of Secretariat’s Owner, a 60-minute film produced by John Tweedy’s Landlocked Films, will begin approximately at 9 p.m.


Tickets for the double feature screening only are $20 per person and $50 per person for both the screenings and the VIP reception. Proceeds will benefit the National Museum of Racing and the Secretariat Foundation, which Penny Chenery established in the interest of equine welfare. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door the night of the event, subject to availability. 


For more information about the Secretariat festivities at Saratoga, visit, or call the National Racing Museum at (518) 584-0400 for questions about the special movie double feature.