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INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (Feb. 21, 2023)— The Jim Irsay Collection, based in Indianapolis, has acquired the saddle used on legendary racehorse Secretariat when he won the coveted Triple Crown of horse racing – the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes – 50 years ago in 1973.

After a weekend with three qualifying points preps for the 2023 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, the activity slows down a bit for the upcoming holiday weekend which includes Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 20. Only one points prep is on the schedule – but it’s a big one. The Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford set for Saturday, Feb.

Three qualifying points races for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve are on the North American racing schedule for the upcoming weekend, all held on Saturday, Feb. 10.

In August 2017, on being named president of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, John Hendrickson summarized his vision for expanding the appeal of the 67-year-old Saratoga Springs, N.Y. institution to a simple philosophy.

“It’s not just our job to showcase history,” Hendrickson said that day. “We have to reach out and promote the sport. The museum has always done traditional things well, and we want to maintain the prestige of the place, but we have to go out and engage the next generation, which gets information through smart devices.”

After an action-packed weekend dominated by the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes Presented by Baccarat and undercard races at Gulfstream Park, the focus this upcoming Saturday shifts to the prep schedule for the 2023 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve

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