Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow Event Park


  • March 30, 2019 | 10:00 am

Come celebrate Meadow Stable’s greatest champions – 1973 Triple Crown legend Secretariat and 1972 Kentucky Derby/Belmont winner RIVA Ridge!
It’s a fun day that will take you back to the heyday of this famous farm!

The first 250 guests get a free collectible Secretariat ball cap.

Family Fun Time 10 -2:30 PM
General Admission: $15 adult; $10 child; free for children age 4 and younger
• Meet Groundshaker, our retired Thoroughbred racehorse and resident great-great granddaughter of Secretariat, along with Mia the mini;
• Take narrated tram tours of Secretariat’s historic barns
• Kids can make birthday cards for Secretariat and Riva Ridge, enjoy other horsey crafts and play with racing saddles, bridles, etc.
• See the galleries and exhibits in Meadow Hall and watch Secretariat race videos
• Do a “Selfie with Secretariat” at his lifesize poster
• Enjoy birthday cake and autograph sessions from 1 – 2:30 pm with the Secretariat Team

Special Program and Cocktail Reception in Mansion 3:00 – 7:00 pm $50 adult (includes all day program) Must be 21 or older. Highlights include:

• “Remembering Riva – the Horse Who Saved The Meadow” – tributes by Kate Tweedy and special guests Steve Haskin and Steve Jordan
• Preview of new film about Riva Ridge by independent filmmaker John Tweedy
• Live showing of the Florida Derby on TV with commentary by Steve Haskin, including his latest “Derby Dozen” picks
• Full cocktail buffet with heavy hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks and birthday cake, along with special announcements, prize drawings, silent auction results and more . See website for full details.