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Secretariat Birthday Celebration Weekend

The Meadow Event Park

Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Secretariat Birthday Celebration Weekend

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Family Fun Time Adult Mar 29, 2019 $15.00 $1.45
Family Fun Time Child Mar 29, 2019 $10.00 $1.30
VIP Tram Tours with Kate Chenery at 10:30am
*General admission not included and is required.
Mar 29, 2019 $25.00 $0.00
VIP Tram Tours with Steve Haskin at 11:30am   more info Mar 29, 2019 $25.00 $0.00
Visit the grave of Somethingroyal at 11:30am
Please be ready to load into the van at the Meadow Pavilion around the Bull statue at 11:15am. *General admission not included and is required.
Mar 29, 2019 $40.00 $0.00
Visit the grave of Somethingroyal at 12:30pm   more info Mar 29, 2019 $40.00 $0.00
Family Fun Time & Cocktail Reception 3pm-7pm 3d 11h 23m $50.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Celebrate Meadow Stable's greatest champions - 1973 Triple Crown legend Secretariat and 1972 Kentucky Derby/Belmont winner Riva Ridge. It's a fun day that will take you back to the heyday of this famous farm.

General Admission "Family Fun Time" Ticket 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: 
Adult: $15
Child (ages 5-13): $10
Children 4 and under are free

-Meet Groundshaker, our retired Thoroughbred racehorse and resident great-great granddaughter of Secretariat, along with Mia the mini horse

-Narrated tram tours of Secretariat's historic barns at 11, 12 and 1pm

-Kids can make birthday cards for Secretariat and Riva Ridge, enjoy other horsey crafts and play with racing saddles, bridles, etc. 

-See the galleries and exhibits in Meadow Hall and watch Secretariat race videos 

-Do a "Selfie with Secretariat" at his lifesize poster 

-Enjoy birthday cake and autograph sessions from 1-2:30pm with the Secretariat Team 

 General Admission "Family Fun Time" Ticket and Cocktail Reception in Meadow Hall ALL DAY:

This ticket includes all programming from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Cocktail Reception from 3 p.m-7 p.m.
Adult: $50

-"Remembering Riva -- the Horse Who Saved The Meadow" - tributes by Kate Tweedy and special guests Steve Haskin and Meadow Stable groom Steve Jordan

-Preview of new film about Riva Ridge by independent filmmaker John Tweedy 

-Live showing of the Florida Derby on TV with commentary by Steve Haskin, including his latest "Derby Dozen" picks 

-Full cocktail buffet with signature drinks and birthday cake, along with special announcements, prize drawings, silent auction results and more 

Additional Activities:

*VIP tram tours with Kate Tweedy and Steve Haskin at 10:30am and 11:30am (additional fee applies)

*Off-site visit to private grave of Somethingroyal (additional fee applies and requires signing a waiver to go onto private property.) 

*You must purchase a general admission ticket to attend the VIP tram tours and the off-site visit to the private grave of Somethingroyal.


*Email for special accommodation information.


Pictured Above: 

Secretariat ( on left ) and Riva Ridge ( right ) 


 *Additional fee applies

**There will be no refunds regardless of weather. This event is rain or shine. 

Have questions about Secretariat Birthday Celebration Weekend? Contact The Meadow Event Park

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The Meadow Event Park
13191 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, VA 23047

Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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The Meadow Event Park is operated by Commonwealth Fairs & Events, a subsidiary of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, a nonprofit organization. The Meadow Event Park produces two signature events annually: the State Fair of Virginia and Virginia Horse Festival. And partners to produce Illuminate Light Show. In addition, the historic venue is available year-round for facility rentals ranging from trade shows to weddings. Find more at  

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