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Barbaro and Secretariat prints to help laminitis fund

July 29, 2007


Memories of Greatness portrays Secretariat and Barbaro. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Laminitis Fund at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center.
Fine art prints of Triple Crown winner Secretariat and 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro have been created to assist the efforts for finding a cure for laminitis, the painful hoof disease that ended both their lives.

The works, entitled "Memories of Greatness", were created by equine artist Jaime Corum, and will be unveiled next weekend at Saratoga Race Course. Proceeds will benefit the Laminitis Fund at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center.

The poster, which costs $30, shows Secretariat and Barbaro together in one 16 by 20-inch piece, with their names and stables noted. The print set, limited to 500 produced and available for $300, features the horses separately, along with the artistic marks representing the colors of the silks they carried. Hand-numbered and signed by the artist and respective connections of the horses, each print in the set measures 16" by 24".

Both the poster and the print sets are available through Secretariat.com, in conjunction with publisher Moonlight Press, and online orders will begin shipping on Aug. 15. The website Secretariat.com said: "Each of these equine heroes who caught the imagination of fans generations apart is portrayed with all the strength and nobility they embodied both on and off the track. On the left is the burnished chestnut Secretariat, the immortal 1973 Triple Crown Champion, whose record-breaking performances set the standard for racing excellence.

"On the right is the mahogany bay Barbaro, the 2006 undefeated Kentucky Derby winner who captured the hearts of a legion of fans who recognized and admired his speed, courage, and enduring grace."

 

 

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