SECRETARIAT's Missing KENTUCKY DERBY "1A" SADDLECLOTH (Sports Detectives)
In 1973, SECRETARIAT became the first horse ever to win the Kentucky Derby in under two minutes, launching a season that would make him the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. But amid the celebration of victory, one critical artifact of the win disappeared - his iconic black saddlecloth bearing the number "1A." For decades it has stood as one of horse racing's greatest lost treasures.
Jockey, Ron Turcotte, who rode SECRETARIAT for all three Triple Crown races reveals that in the late 1990's the saddlecloth was mailed to him, with a note asking him to autograph it. Turcotte remembered signing the object and sending it back, but couldn't recall the name of the person who sent it to him.
Leonard Lusky of SECRETARIAT.com, and the premiere resource for authenticating items pertaining to the legendary horse, says he was contacted in 2002 by someone claiming to have had the saddlecloth since May 5, 1973, the day that SECRETARIAT claimed the first leg of the Triple Crown. Lusky was never able to meet the person, however.
The story of one of the greatest missing artifacts from the world of horse racing, the A1 saddlecloth worn by SECRETARIAT in winning the 1973 Kentucky Derby is investigated. It has been missing for decades. Can famed SECRETARIAT jockey Ron Turcotte and a careful photographic analysis of the winner's circle provide the clues to finally track it down?
This docu-series investigates missing or disputed treasures from some of the most iconic moments in American sports history. Stories are told through first-hand accounts from the players, managers, announcers, and fans who witnessed sports history unfold. With state-of-the-art technology, sports analysis, and real-life detective work, investigators plunge into the moments that made these objects so coveted, piecing together the evidence for what happened and why.
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|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|