The Kentucky Derby Museum will unveil a brand-new horse racing exhibit on September 23rd. offering visitors an inside look at the making of Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming film Secretariat. (The Kentucky Derby Museum officially announced the special exhibit on September 17th.)
Titled Secretariat: Big Red’s Journey to the Silver Screen, the exhibit will include costumes, props, photographs, historical news clippings and exclusive behind-the-scenes film footage and movie trailers from the Secretariat movie.
“Secretariat: Big Red’s Journey to the Silver Screen will showcase the inspiring racing career of the 1973 Triple Crown winner, the personalities that were integral to his achievements and how Walt Disney Pictures translated this story to film,” explained Wendy Treinen, Kentucky Derby Museum director of communications (in a September 17th message to the National Equestrian Examiner).
In addition, audiovisual interviews with Secretariat’s actual real-life team and primary actors from the Secretariat movie cast (including Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Otto Thorwarth and Dylan Walsh) will be available for viewing at the special exhibit.
Visitors at the Kentucky Derby Museum may try on authentic 1970’s apparel, as part of the Secretariat film exhibit as well.
The Secretariat movie exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum represents a joint effort between the museum and Walt Disney Pictures.
Kentucky Derby Museum visitors will be invited to view the Secretariat movie exhibit (which is included in the regular museum admission price) from September 23, 2010, through March 27, 2011. The special Secretariat movie exhibit will be located on the second floor of the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Who was Secretariat?
Secretariat (Bold Ruler x Something Royal) was a 1970 Thoroughbred racehorse, who won the 1973 Triple Crown. In achieving this top American horse racing title, the first such victor in a quarter of a century, Secretariat also set records in the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes.
Owned by Penny Chenery, Secretariat was trained by Lucient Laurin, with Ron Turcotte as jockey. Horse racing fans have traditionally tagged the famous Secretariat as “Big Red.”
What is the Secretariat movie?
Walt Disney Pictures’ Secretariat is a full-length major motion picture, based on the remarkable story of this legendary Thoroughbred racehorse. The film stars Diane Lane (as Peggy Chenery), John Malkovich (as Lucien Laurin) and real-life horse racing jockey Otto Thorwarth (as Ron Turcotte). Additional Secretariat cast members include John Cromwell, Scott Glenn and Eric Lange.
Secretariat is scheduled for cinematic release on October 8th.
For more information:
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