(Edited press release)
A new set of prints and a poster featuring Triple Crown winner Secretariat and 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro will benefit the fight against laminitis, the painful hoof disease that ended both their lives.
The works, entitled "Memories of Greatness, were created by equine artist Jaime Corum. They will be unveiled the weekend of Aug. 4 and 5 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 inches by 24 inches.
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.