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The photographic work of noted New York Eclipse Award Winning track photographers Bob Coglianese and Adam Coglianese are featured at this web site. The photos are authorized by Mr. Coglianese. Bob Coglianese has won two eclipse awards for his equine photography. Featured are the highest quality original negative photographs including the Secretariat Belmont photo and Seattle Slew photos.

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Bob Fox & Frank Whitely Jr. Interview

Robert Fox Interviews Ruffian's Trainer, Frank Whitely Jr. in Camden S.C. Autumn 1983 In the autumn of 1983 Noted Horseman Bob Fox had a chance to speak with Frank Whitely Jr. trainer of Ruffian, Forego and Damascus in the relaxed setting of Camden, South Carolina.  ...

Ruffian Horse Racing Photos

Ruffian never allowed anther horse in front of her at any point of any of her races. Ruffian broke or equaled the track record every time she ran. Her beauty and accomplishments will live forever. Ruffian wins the Caltha Purse...

Thoroughbred Saddle Cloths

The thoroughbred saddle cloths on this page are original from race tracks around the country. Most are race worn; some are from races where a horse has scratched from the race. These saddle cloths are an important part of thoroughbred racing...

Secretariat Belmont Photos

The Secretariat Photos you see on these pages are the absolute finest quality. They are from the original New York Race Track Association (NYRA) track photographer, Bob Coglianese's original negatives. They are printed by Bob Coglianese to his highest...

Important Record Set June 19, 2012

Bulletin: Secretariat’s Preakness Time a Record

The Maryland Racing Commission voted Tuesday in a special hearing at Laurel Park that 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, who set records that still stand at the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and the Belmont States (gr. I), also set the record in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico 39 years ago. In a unanimous 7-0 decision, the official time of the Preakness was changed from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53. Secretariat is one of 11 Triple Crown winners.

The Maryland Racing Commission said last week it would investigate the official timing of the race at the request of Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery and Pimlico president Tom Chuckas. “I didn’t know if it was appropriate to cheer but I couldn’t help myself,” Chenery said. “This is a big day.” For more than two hours, the racing commission heard testimony, backed by modern technology to prove Secretariat’s time was actually faster than the Preakness record of 1:53 2/5, set by Tank’s Prospect in 1985 and matched by Louis Quatorze in 1996 and Curlin in 2007.

“Justice was served,” Chuckas said. “The Secretariat team made a compelling case that he ran the race in 1:53 flat and added the Preakness record to his resume. This is terrific news for Mrs. Chenery, who has been diligent in her fight for nearly 40 years, and the entire sport of horse racing.

The electronic timer in use at Pimlico for the 1973 Preakness recorded a winning time of 1:55 — a clocking that quickly became the source of controversy after two independent clockers from the Daily Racing Form had individually hand-timed the race at a much faster 1:53 2/5.

In the days following race, the Maryland Racing Commission stewards and later the racing commission concluded that there were “extenuating circumstances” attendant to the electronic timer’s recording. As a result, the official time was subsequently changed to that reported by Pimlico’s official hand clocker — 1:54 2/5.