Secretariat License Plate a Possibility in Virginia

A Secretariat license plate may be issued this year in Virginia if 350 orders are received in 2003. Passed by the Virginia General Assembly, the license plate will feature the postage stamp image of Secretariat that was issued after his Triple Crown victories.

Secretariat was foaled at Meadow Farm in Virginia. A Joint House Resolution Honoring Secretariat (JHR 769) was passed in the last General Assembly.

Orders for the plate will be accepted by the Caroline County Department of Economic Development and then passed onto the Virginia DMV when 350 plates are purchased. Proceeds will go to the Virginia Museum of the Horse featuring Secretariat, to be built in Caroline County.

The cost for the Secretariat plate is $25 annually or $35 annually for personalized plates that will allow for up to six characters. The vehicle registration decal dates will remain the same as existing registration.

Applications for plates may be down loaded at or Checks must be made payable to DMV and the application and check for the Secretariat plate should be sent to the following address:Caroline County Development, P.O. Box 447, Bowling Green, Va.  22427.