Secretariat Derby Shoe Sets New World Record at Auction

Secretariat​s track record time of 1:59 2/5 in the 1973 Kentucky Derby stands as the fastest in the history and is a feat yet to be replicated in any running since. Now, 45 years later, Secretariat has once again made history, with one of his race-worn shoes from the legendary race selling for a world-record $80,736 in the Lelands Invitational sports memorabilia auction, August 18 and 19.

In recent years, several auctions have featured Secretariat memorabilia including another horseshoe that sold for $37,000, one of Big Red’s victory blankets auctioned for $88,810 and a shoe nail that went for $6,100.

This year, the Secretariat Summer Auction offered collectors a number of memorabilia including Ms. Chenery’s Jockey Club membership pin, she was the first woman elected membership and an autographed photo signed by Secretariat’s groom, Eddie Sweat. Proceeds benefit the Secretariat Foundation.

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