Free Secretariat Movie poster offered with each paid admission on January 25th

Beginning on Tuesday, January 25, 2010 the Kentucky Derby Museum will give a Secretariat movie poster to each visitor with a paid admission (limited quantities apply). The poster giveaway coincides with the Blu-Ray and DVD release of the Disney movie of Secretariat.

The Kentucky Derby Museum is celebrating the history, the triumphs, and the people behind the horse in a feature exhibit showcasing famed racehorse, Secretariat.

Secretariat: Big Red’s Journey to the Silver Screen features exclusive behind the scenes footage filmed on-set along with props and costumes used during the filming of the movie.

The Derby Museum shares the true story of Secretariat with historical race footage, artifacts and interviews with the real life historical figures, including Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery. The movie is based on Chenery’s own life story as she transitioned from housewife to race hero when she took over the operations at her ailing father’s Meadow Stables in Virginia. The movie celebrates the record-breaking success of Chenery’s big, red horse that won the Triple Crown after a 25 year drought and helped to pull the farm out of financial hardships.

The exhibit runs March 27, 2011 on the second floor of the museum. The exhibit is included in daily admission prices. This exhibit is made possible with assistance from and Walt Disney Pictures.

The Kentucky Derby Museum will have DVDs of the Secretariat movie available for purchase. Please call 637-1137 for additional information.