Remembering a Great Horse

My hometown welcomes Secretariat back for good

FranMorelandJohns
The Shortform
Published in
1 min readMar 27, 2024

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Secretariat Monument #2/2, ‘Racing into History’ (Author photo)

I got back to Ashland just in time.

Secretariat was born after I left, but Hanover County is welcoming home its native son.

Born of a carefully arranged marriage (politely put) at nearby “The Meadow” in 1970, Secretariat won the Triple Crown when I was long grown and he was three. While at…

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FranMorelandJohns
The Shortform

Lifelong newspaper & magazine writer, author, blogger at franjohns.net, agitator for justice, kindness & interfaith understanding.