Yes you read that correctly. It is not too late to own a piece of arguably one of the greatest horses of all time, and a piece of history from the Sport of Kings. It would truly be a one of a kind item, and shames most memorabilia from any collection. It can never be duplicated.
A few strands of hair from Secretariat taken after he retired and was at Claiborne Farm recently sold for over $4,000.00. It did come with a picture, but it isn’t this. This is better. Way better.
This is race worn hair, from a Triple Crown season!
Big Red’s last race was October 28th, 1973 at Woodbine. He won Canadian International Championship Stakes on the turf to cap off his thrilling Triple Crown season and remarkable career. You can watch that race here:
Many astute handicappers have said, and Pick 6 King Jonathan Stettin is one of them, that Secretariat was even better on the turf than the dirt. Can you fathom that?
Secretariat returned to New York via plane on October 29th, 1973 and was taken off the plane and loaded onto a van back to Belmont by Ray DeStefano. Ray worked for Murty Brothers Transportation at the time. While loading Secretariat into the van Ray grabbed a big swatch of Big Red’s mane and has had it ever since.
While there is no certificate of authenticity the swatch was on loan to the national Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs New York for two years. There are letters from the museum acknowledging receipt and the return of the hair.
This is something for the serious collector and historian. Obviously it is a museum type piece of memorabilia and one of a kind.
Serious inquiries only please. Please comment with your email or email us directly to express interest. If you have to ask how much, well you know how that goes. You either want it or you don’t.