Walt Disney Pictures casting and auditions information for feature film “Secretariat”

Casting Is Now Complete

For those who may have missed the casting calls, there is still a chance for you to be a part of the film “Secretariat.”

The casting department are currently in need of adult males of all types: golfers, businessmen and other clean-cut professionals. They are also seeking males with special skills such as those with military experience, law enforcement backgrounds, jockeys, horse handlers, as well as any other specialized track positions.

Send a current photo (may be printed at home) and contact information

listing: name, phone numbers, e-mail address, height, weight, clothing and

shoe sizes, availability, and any other information you would like to add.

Mail to:

Griffin Gate Resort
Fast Track Productionsā€“Attn: Extras Casting
1800 Newton Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

E-mail to:



Walt Disney Pictures upcoming feature film “Secretariat” is now in pre-production and casting for actors and extras is underway. Filming will take place from September 28, 2009 – December 4, 2009 in South Louisiana and Kentucky.

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

*** Please submit photos and resumes by mail only. No phone calls or personal drop-offs ***

Principal Actor Casting:

Sheila Jaffe Casting
725 Arizona Ave
Suite 100
Santa Monica CA 90401

Extras Casting:

Open Casting Calls

Open Casting Calls are being held in the Lexington and Louisville areas. The approximate two-week filming duration for these extras is slated to begin at the end of September (additional extras will be hired in Louisiana later in the filming schedule). All types and ages are needed!

Those interested must bring a non-returnable current snapshot of themselves, as no photos will be taken at the casting call. Photos can be a basic snapshot printed from a home computer.


Louisville, KY


Churchill Downs
700 Central Ave.
Louisville, KY 40208
(Enter at Gate 10. Parking at Longfield Parking Lot. Report to 4th Floor)


Thursday, September 10, 2009
Anytime between 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Lexington, KY


Griffin Gate Marriott Resort
1800 Newton Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
(North Entrance, Salon H and G)


Saturday, September 12, 2009
Anytime between 9:00am and 2:00pm

Production Company:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Walt Disney Pictures
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank CA 91521-3400

in association with

Mayhem Pictures
725 Arizona Ave
Ste 302
Santa Monica CA 90401

Producers: Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray

Director: Randall Wallace


Diane Lane


About the 1973 Triple Crown-winning racehorse and its owner, Penny Chenery. She was a mother and housewife who knew little about horses when she was pressed to take over her ailing father’s horse farm in Virginia. Though Secretariat came along and began to take shape as a potential champion, Chenery was pressured to sell the farm after her father died and she was hit with a multimillion-dollar inheritance tax. She saved both the farm and the horse, and watched as Secretariat became the first thoroughbred to win the Triple Crown in 25 years, taking the Kentucky Derry, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in dominating fashion. Chenery became known as the “first lady of racing.”


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