The State Fair of Virginia salutes Triple Crown legend Secretariat here at his birthplace every day. Fairgoers can see his historic barns, walk in his enormous 25-ft. racing stride, watch videos of his spectacular races and even take a “Selfie with Secretariat” by his life-size poster.
This year, visitors can touch a living link to the immortal champion - Groundshaker (pictured), a great-great granddaughter of Secretariat. The retired Thoroughbred race horse was given to The Meadow by Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, and now lives here with her spunky little companion, Mia the miniature horse. Be sure to visit the Secretariat booth near Groundshaker’s paddock to shop for special souvenirs and meet author Leeanne Meadows Ladin.