Keyword: Ron Turcotte

  • Legends: The Woman Who Saved Meadow Stable

    Her insistence to run the farm while her father's health failed instead of sell gave Meadow Stable the ride of a lifetime with Riva Ridge and his younger stablemate, Secretariat.

  • Safety Issues at Center of Guild Assembly

    The Jockeys' Guild will continue efforts to raise awareness and develop the best treatment for rider concussions when it meets for its annual assembly Feb. 15-17 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

  • Ron Turcotte

    HOF Jockey Turcotte Injured in Accident

    Ron Turcotte, the Hall of Fame rider best known as the jockey for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, is hospitalized with fractures in both legs after a single-vehicle accident March 9.

  • Ron Turcotte

    Turcotte Honorary Chairman for PDJF Event

    Hall of Fame rider Ron Turcotte, best known as the jockey for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, will serve as the honorary chairman of the 2015 "Jockeys and Jeans" fundraiser set for May 30 at Indiana Grand.

  • Angel Cordero, Jr.

    'Jockey Legends Day' to be Held at Saratoga

    Fifteen of the greatest riders in the history of Thoroughbred racing will gather at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 9 for the first-ever "Jockey Legends Day" to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Chenery Documentary Premiere in Lexington

    The documentary "Penny & Red: the Life of Secretariat's Owner," depicting the life of Penny Chenery, whose family's Meadow Stable bred and raced the great racehorse, will have its premiere Sept. 20 in Lexington.

  • Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat

    Turcotte Documentary to Open Derby Week

    A National Film Board of Canada's documentary, Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte, will premiere during Kentucky Derby Week in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's historic Triple Crown campaign.

  • Bourbon Event to Honor Secretariat

    A limited edition bourbon decanter featuring the likeness of the great Secretariat and his jockey Ron Turcotte will be unveiled May 1 at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs.

  • HRTV Inside Information: Ron Turcotte

    Ron Turcotte, the jockey who swept the Triple Crown in 1973 with Secretariat only to see his career end in an accident five years later, is featured in this month's HRTV: Inside Information.

  • Ron Turcotte in 2006.

    Turcotte to be Featured on HRTV

    Ron Turcotte, the jockey who swept the Triple Crown in 1973 with Secretariat only to see his career end in an accident five years later, will be featured May 30 on HRTV's "Inside Information" program.

  • Secretariat, shown as a 2-year-old, was foaled March 30, 1970

    Secretariat Foaled 40 Years Ago

    Big Red born March 30, 1970, at Christopher T. Chenery's The Meadow near Doswell, Va. The son of Bold Ruler would become racing's ninth Triple Crown winner in 1973.

  • Turcotte in Turfway Park Appearance Oct. 3

    Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte, who guided the legendary Secretariat into Triple Crown history in 1973, will be at Turfway Park Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 5 p.m. to greet fans and sign autographs.

  • Calvin Borel

    Borel, Turcotte to Sign Autographs at the Spa

    Although history would place them a generation apart, jockeys Ron Turcotte and Calvin Borel will be meeting new and old fans alike in public autograph appearances at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 15-16. Both riders will be appearing at the Secretariat.com booth set up for the weekend adjacent to the jockey silks display.

  • Pat Day is one of several retired riders in a newly formed marketing group.

    Retired Jockeys Form Marketing Union

    Former jockeys Pat Day, Laffit Pincay Jr., Ron Turcotte, Steve Cauthen, and Jean Cruguet have banded together to offer marketing opportunities for interested individuals or organizations.

  • Inside Track: Burnett's Journey

    On April 28, long time racetrack worker and paraplegic Rodney Burnett began a daunting journey with a worthy mission. Burnett, 51, is currently en route to the West Coast in a covered wagon on a 2,500-mile cross country trip that began in Williston, Fla.

  • Rodney Burnett in his specially built wagon pulled by his two Morgan Horses, Jonas and King Regent, stop during a practice run near their Williston, FL Home.

    Paraplegic's Cross-Country Trip

    Longtime racetrack worker and paraplegic Rodney Burnett to make a 2,500-mile cross-country trip to raise awareness and funds for backstretch workers through the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, stem cell research through the Paralysis Project of America, and fund a therapeutic riding center in Ocala, Fla.

  • Turcotte Named 'Sports Legend,' to be Honored Feb. 23

    Jockey Ron Turcotte, a winner of more than 3,000 races whose career was cut short in 1978 when he was paralyzed from the waist down in a racing accident at Belmont Park, is among the honorees at the 16th annual Sports Legends Awards to benefit spinal cord research.

  • Maker's Mark Barrelhead to be Auctioned for Charity

    A Maker's Mark barrelhead signed by Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning jockeys, including this year's winner, Edgar Prado, will be auctioned on eBay to benefit the Disabled Jockeys' Endowment and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville.

  • Limited Edition Derby Glasses to Commemorate Secretariat

    The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victory by Triple Crown champion Secretariat will be commemorated by Churchill Downs in a limited edition offering of Kentucky Derby mint julep glasses that highlight the track record set by "Big Red" in the 1973 Run for the Roses.

  • Horse Park to Unveil Secretariat Statue July 17

    The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington will dedicate a statue of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat on July 17. The unveiling is part of a two-day celebration designed to allow the horse-loving community to pay tribute to the legacy of the horse known fondly as "Big Red."

  • Secretariat Love Fest in Virginia

    A sign that hung at Meadow Farm, a painting and photos ripped out of their frames, and dishes were among the items that were signed by Penny Chenery, Ron Turcotte, Jim Gaffney, and Bill Nack at the Secretariat celebration held Saturday in Caroline County, Virginia.

  • Triple Crown Legends Offer Santos Some Advice

    The riders of the last three Triple Crown winners offered some advice for Jose Santos, the regular rider of Funny Cide as he bids for the Triple Crown on June 7. The riders, Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruget, and Steve Cauthen commented during a round-table teleconference sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.