LEGISLATION TO HONOR SECRETARIAT

Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) has announced that he will introduce House Resolution 13 to celebrate the 40th birthday of Secretariat. March 30, 2010, marks the 40th birthday of Secretariat, the winner of the 1973 Triple Crown and the Commonwealth’s most famous racehorse.

Secretariat became the first horse in 25 years to win the Triple Crown in 1973, sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes and capturing the imagination of race fans worldwide.

Peace stated, “I am proud to represent a District that is rich in Virginia horse history and equine heritage. From Meadow Farm in Caroline County, the birthplace of Secretariat, to New Kent County, home of Colonial Downs which annually hosts thoroughbred and harness horse racing. It is only fitting to honor the 40th birthday of Secretariat. The horse is in a very select class; only eleven horses have ever won the elusive Triple Crown.”

Del. Peace was elected to his third term representing the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. The District includes parts of Hanover, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Henrico, Spotsylvania Counties and all of New Kent County.