World’s Largest Mural Of Secretariat To Be Unveiled, Dedicated On Nov. 19 - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

World’s Largest Mural Of Secretariat To Be Unveiled, Dedicated On Nov. 19

The park is an homage to Secretariat’s career as the most famous Thoroughbred in history.

A three-story mural of Secretariat winning the Kentucky Derby will be unveiled and dedicated on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Paris, Ky. The public is invited.

The mural, on the side of the historic Baldwin Hotel, was painted by equine artist Jaime Corum. It's the first phase of the Secretariat Park Project, which will open in November 2023 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Secretariat's Triple Crown run.

The mural dedication is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the park, 525 Main Street. The event will feature Corum, special music and Secretariat memorabilia.

In addition, businesses on Main Street will be open for the town's annual Holiday Hop to celebrate the upcoming festival season.

The Secretariat Park Project is funded by a group of Bourbon County citizens, the Hancock family of Claiborne Farm and Blue Grass Federal bank in Paris. In addition, people around the country have been making donations to be part of this historic project.

The park is an homage to Secretariat's career as the most famous Thoroughbred in history. The project will be completed on November 11, 2023 – exactly 50 years after Secretariat arrived at Claiborne Farm for his breeding career.

“Secretariat will forever have a lasting influence on Claiborne Farm for many reasons,” said Walker Hancock, president of Claiborne. “It is wonderful that people from all around the globe can visit our town with this initiative being a great way to further memorialize a sports legend.”

About Secretariat Park

Secretariat Park, at 525 Main Street, will be transformed into a green garden with lush landscaping, benches and accent lighting. The centerpiece is a life-sized bronze of Secretariat romping in the field. Follow the park's progress on Facebook and Instagram (@SecretariatParkInc)

About artist Jaime Corum

Celebrated Kentucky equine artist Jaime Corum lives in Eastern Kentucky. She is known for her stunning horse portraits.

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