40th Anniversary of Ron Turcotte’s Triple Crown Win [VIDEO]
A famous jockey from western New Brunswick is the subject of a new documentary film.
It was 40 years ago that Ron Turcotte of Drummond won the coveted Triple Crown as he rode Secretariat to first-place finishes at the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.
This Sunday September 29th, the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame will present a free public screening of Secretariat's Jockey—Ron Turcotte, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Mr. Turcotte will be the guest of honor and will take questions from the audience after the film. The event takes place from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, Queen Street in Fredericton.
Ron Turcotte's racing career ended in 1978 after he fell from his horse at the start of a race at Belmont Park. Turcotte was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1980. He has used a wheelchair since the accident and has been a tireless advocate for people with disabilities.
The 72-year-old Turcotte lives in Grand Falls, New Brunswick with his wife Gaëtane.