Gulfstream Teams Up With Walt Disney Studios Jan. 29
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced today it will team up Jan. 29 with Walt Disney Studios to be the first to publicly celebrate the Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Movie Download of Disney’s SECRETARIAT. Celebration launch to include: giveaways, memorabilia, and a chance to meet members of the “Secretariat” family.
Otto Thorwarth, who portrayed Secretariat’s jockey, Ron Turcotte, in the movie will be in attendance beginning at 8:30 a.m. during ‘Breakfast At Gulfstream’ and will be available for autographs between 10 a.m. and 12:15 in the walking ring.
Joining Thorwarth in the walking ring will be Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery and the author of ‘Secretariat’s Meadow: The Land. The Family. The Legend.’ The book illustrates how the 1973 Triple Crown winner represented the culmination of two centuries of history, a direct legacy of both the land on which Secretariat was born and of the people who bred and raised him. Fans will also be able to meet Charlie Davis, one of Secretariat’s exercise riders.
Gulfstream and Disney will hold giveaways for Secretariat movie posters, DVDs, and photographer Bob Coglianese’s award-winning photo of Secretariat winning the Belmont Stakes.
The festivities will begin during ‘Breakfast At Gulfstream,’ where the first 100 fans purchasing the buffet breakfast will receive a Secretariat movie poster and a Sunshine Millions cap. ‘Breakfast At Gulfstream,’ which allows fans to meet trainers and jockeys and watch morning workouts, runs from 7-10 a.m.
The Secretariat celebration will be part of an exciting weekend at Gulfstream. On Jan. 29, Gulfstream will co-host the $1.8 million Sunshine Millions with Santa Anita. On Jan. 30, some of the best 3-year-olds in the country will take the first step on the road to the Kentucky Derby in the $400,000 Holy Bull (G3), the first race in the Preakness 5.5 bonus series.
“We’re honored to partner with Disney to celebrate the movie SECRETARIAT and welcome Otto Thorwarth and Kate Chenery Tweedy,” said Gulfstream President and GM Steve Calabro. “We’re also pleased that this partnership will be part of another exciting weekend at Gulfstream. Not only do we have the best horses bred in Florida and California competing in the Sunshine Millions, but we have many of the top Kentucky Derby prospects racing in the Holy Bull.”