This year Kentucky equine artist Jaime Corum was commissioned by Woodford Reserve Bourbon to create the label for the their official commemorative Kentucky Derby 149 bottle. Of course, it was only fitting that the bottle would spotlight Secretariat on the historic 50th Anniversary of his commanding victory in the 1973 Run for the Roses.
Titled “Still the Greatest," this stunning portrayal pays tribute to the Meadow Stable colt’s track record-breaking time of 1:59 2/5 in the classic 1 1/4 mile race, a record that still stands a half century later.
Corum’s vibrant panoramic perspective features a rose-garlanded Secretariat with jockey Ron Turcotte aboard in the vaunted winner’s circle at Churchill Downs centered between a complimenting composition of red roses appropriately numbering 73 in total. The artist faithfully captures several of the key historic components of the race, from Secretariat’s distinctive 1A saddlecloth to the nuanced backdrop of the tote board displaying the odds and pari-mutuel payouts. For sharp-eyed fans, the magnificent image even contains a subtly placed “Easter egg” surprise, paying tribute to Secretariat’s illustrious owner Penny Chenery.
Available in two exquisite options: As a glossy Chromaluxe print mounted on a 13" x 5" x 5/8" Wooden Plaque with painted edges and routed keyhole for convenient frameless hanging, or as an impressive 16" x 32" x 1.5" panoramic Fine Art Canvas Print, ready-to-hang with wrapped edges and serving as the ultimate Big Red Derby keepsake. Both of these collectors gems are exclusively offered on Secretariat.com with the option of being hand-signed by Mr. Turcotte (in gold on the reverse of the wooden mount, and in royal blue, just beneath Secretariat, on the canvas print).