#3189g – 1999 33c Celebrate the Century - 1970s: Secretariat Wind Triple Crown

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U.S. #3189g
1999 33¢ Secretariat
1970s Celebrate the Century Series

Issue Date: November 18, 1999
City: New York, New York
Quantity: 90,000,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter
Printing Method: Offset Press
Perforations: 11.5 X 11.5
Color: multicolored
 
The eighth sheet of fifteen stamps in the Celebrate the Century Series features subjects from the years 1970-1979.
 
On June 9, 1973, Secretariat won the Triple Crown of horse racing. At the Kentucky Derby, he set a track record that has not been broken. At the Preakness Stakes, Secretariat started in last place but advanced to win by two and one-half lengths. The third race of the Triple Crown was the Belmont Stakes. Because he was expected to win, betters would only win 20¢ on a $2 bet. This exceptional horse set a record for one and one-half miles on a dirt track that has not been broken.
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U.S. #3189g
1999 33¢ Secretariat
1970s Celebrate the Century Series

Issue Date: November 18, 1999
City: New York, New York
Quantity: 90,000,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter
Printing Method: Offset Press
Perforations: 11.5 X 11.5
Color: multicolored
 
The eighth sheet of fifteen stamps in the Celebrate the Century Series features subjects from the years 1970-1979.
 
On June 9, 1973, Secretariat won the Triple Crown of horse racing. At the Kentucky Derby, he set a track record that has not been broken. At the Preakness Stakes, Secretariat started in last place but advanced to win by two and one-half lengths. The third race of the Triple Crown was the Belmont Stakes. Because he was expected to win, betters would only win 20¢ on a $2 bet. This exceptional horse set a record for one and one-half miles on a dirt track that has not been broken.