DOSWELL, Va. (AP) - Three people associated with Secretariat are scheduled to appear at a birthday celebration for the famous racehorse as part of the Virginia Horse Festival.

The festival is set for March 27-29 at Secretariat's birthplace, Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. The VIP reception celebrating Secretariat's birthday is set for March 28 and costs $100 a ticket.

The park said in a news release Secretariat biographer Bill Nack, exercise rider Charlie Davis and Kate Chenery Tweedy will be on hand the entire weekend. Nack will make a presentation at the reception, and will be joined by the others for a question-and-answer session.

Jockey Ron Turcotte had to cancel his appearance because he is recovering from a vehicle accident.

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